The National Defense Industrial Association announced March 31 that former Deputy Secretary of Defense David Norquist will be the association’s next president and CEO effective May 1.

“David’s exemplary experience and stellar reputation make him the ideal leader for NDIA, and the board and I could not be more pleased to have him join and lead the executive management team,” said NDIA chairman retired Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Arnold Punaro in a statement. “We’ve selected a strong leader at a time of great challenge in the defense marketplace, With his proven experience and accomplishments in our industry, the legislative branch, and two of the largest, most complex federal government organizations, David is capable from day one to continue enhancing the industry-government relationship that is essential to supporting the warfighter and the taxpayer. He will also continue NDIA’s strong tradition of nonpartisan leadership.”


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