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LMI CEO Ford Schools Naval Grad Students on Federal Budgets
LMI President and CEO Nelson M. Ford recently served as a guest lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School to share his expertise on federal budgeting with students there.
Ford, who was Under Secretary of the Army from 2007 to 2009, presented students with an online budget simulator by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and tasked students with proposing how to reduce the national debt to 60 percent of the Gross Domestic Product by 2021. Students used the simulation to consider a host of spending categories, including defense, health care, social security and tax expenditures.
Ford’s experience in the Army included extensive work in the financial management of the organization. Prior to serving as Under Secretary, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller from 2006 to 2007 and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller from 2005 to 2006. From 2002 through 2004, Ford was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Budgets and Financial Policy in the Department of Defense.
LMI is a government consulting firm committed to helping government leaders and managers reach decisions that make a difference. LMI draws on its 50 years of experience as a pioneer in logistics by applying an unmatched knowledge of people, processes, and assets to a variety of sectors, including defense, intelligence, healthcare, energy and environment, homeland security, and civil government. As a not-for-profit organization, LMI is a trusted advisor to the government—free from commercial or political bias and dedicated to the mission of advancing government management.