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CNAS’s Floyd to Defense Department

CNAS’s Floyd to Defense Department

Another member of the Center for a New American Security is joining the Pentagon. Price Floyd, director of external relations at CNAS and a former State Department spokesman, starts Monday as the Defense Department’s principal deputy assistant secretary for public affairs.

Floyd joins a big CNAS group at the Pentagon: Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy; Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James N. Miller; DASD for the Middle East Colin Kahl; former fellow Shawn Brimley, who serves as special advisor to Flournoy with a focus on strategy and the Quadrennial Defense Review; former CNAS fellow Vikram Singh, a special advisor on Af-Pak to Flournoy who has recently joined Holbrooke’s team as senior defense advisor and director for strategic communications; former CNAS fellow Eric Pierce, who serves as deputy chief for legislative affairs at the DoD; and former CNAS researcher Alice Hunt, who serves as a special assistant to Flournoy.

Several other CNAS officials have joined the administration: CNAS cofounder and former president Kurt Campbell has been nominated as assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; former CNAS senior fellow Derek Chollet is deputy director of State Department Policy Planning; and former CNAS CFO Nate Tibbits heads national security for the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.

CNAS’s voice mail system really needs one of those "Press *2 for the Defense Department, *3 for the State Department…."