Top Pentagon tech officials resign

The Pentagon high-tech official and his deputy will resign next month, a Defense Department official confirmed Tuesday.

Mike Griffin, the Pentagon’s first undersecretary for research and engineering, and his deputy, Lisa Porter, will leave on July 10, the official said.

The resignations were first reported by Inner defense

Griffin, who took office in early 2018, and Porter said in a letter to staff that “we were presented with an opportunity from the private sector, offering us an opportunity that we have decided to pursue together.” Defense News reported.

“It has been a pleasure to lead this great team in recent years. We greatly appreciate their hard work, diligence, integrity, and dedication to technical excellence and technical truth to advance the I + E mission, ”the two wrote, according to the newspaper. “We wish you all the best”.

The two are the third and fourth officials to announce their resignation in the past week.

Kathryn Wheelbarger, the acting assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, submitted his resignation on June 17, five days later President TrumpDonald John Trump South Korea criticizes Bolton’s book as ‘distorting reality’ of nuclear talks Democrats face tough questions with Bolton protesters trying to tear down Andrew Jackson statue near White House MORE She got her name out as the intended candidate to be deputy assistant secretary of defense for intelligence.

And Elaine McCusker, the acting Pentagon comptroller who questioned the Trump administration for its withholding of aid to Ukraine last year, He quit a day earlier, after the White House in early March withdrew his nomination for the post of official comptroller.