Mike Griffin and Lisa Porter Are Out at The Pentagon

Mike Griffin Departing DOD, SpacePolicyOnline

"In a joint email to colleagues today, Griffin and Porter said they were taking advantage of an opportunity in the private sector and will leave DOD on July 10. 'As has been our practice, this is from Mike's email, but equally from both of us. We want to inform you that we have submitted our resignations from our present positions, effective 10 July. A private-sector opportunity has presented itself to us, offering an opportunity we have decided to pursue together. It has been a pleasure leading this great team over the past few years. We greatly appreciate your hard work, diligence, integrity, and devotion to technical excellence and technical truth in furtherance of the R&E mission. We wish you all the very best.' "

The Pentagon's Research Chief and His Deputy Are Resigning, Defense One

"Less than a month on the job, Griffin boasted to a room of industry executives: "I really only care about people who can overrule me." ... Soon after Shank and Kennedy were dismissed, Inside Defense published a scathing report about Griffin's management style and his attempts to assume more power within the Pentagon."

'Smartest guy in the room': Pentagon R&D chief under fire after controversial firings, Inside Defense

"Former Capitol Hill staffers with knowledge of Griffin's confirmation process and subsequent dealings with defense committees said it is unsurprising that his office has been beset by disruptions and allegations of poor management. "This was always going to happen -- he's a toxic leader," one former staffer said. "He thinks he is the smartest person in the room, he is condescending, and he is incapable of hiding it. Now look -- he is a smart guy. But he doesn't play well with others."

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