March 17, 2017: David L. Norquist was nominated as the Under Secretary and Comptroller at the U.S. Department of Defense yesterday, Thursday, March 16, 2017. Norquist, of Virginia, is a partner at Kearney and Company, a certified public accounting company. He has twenty-seven years of experience in federal financial management, starting as a federal government worker in 1989 at the U.S. Army. He has also worked on the professional staff at the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Subcomittee on Defense, and as a Deputy Under Secretary of Defense at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense and Comptroller. Norquist was also the first U.S. Senate-confirmed Chief Financial Officer at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Norquist received a master of public policy in 1989 and a master of arts degree in national security studies from Georgetown University in 1995. He is a certified government financial manager.