A longtime defense official has been named to the board of directors of Engility Holdings.
Katharina G. McFarland retired from civil service as the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition on Jan. 20. She was appointed to this position in 2012 by former President Barack Obama.
During her time with the Defense Department, she was appointed acting assistant secretary of the Army for acquisitions, logistics and technology and Army acquisition executive. She also served as the science adviser to the secretary of the Army, as well as the Army’s senior research and development official and senior procurement executive.