If appointed, Lynn would replace Mark Newman, DRS’ chairman and CEO since 1995. Lynn would play a wide role in overseeing Finmeccanica’s U.S.-based operations, according to Defense News.
Finmeccanica acquired DRS in 2008 for $5.2 billion.
Lynn served as deputy defense secretary from February 2009 to October 2011, where he helped develop the Pentagon’s strategies for space, cybersecurity and operational energy.
Lynn also served in the Clinton administration as the Pentagon’s director for program analysis and evaluation and then as Pentagon comptroller.