The National Defense Industrial Association said Thursday it has hired a new president and chief executive in David Norquist, the former deputy defense secretary and nearly three-decade federal service veteran.

“We’ve selected a strong leader at a time of great challenge in the defense marketplace,” NDIA Board Chairman Arnold Punaro said in a release. “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.”


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