Former Defense Secretar y Donald H. Rumsfeld has moved to new offices on M Street Northwest where he is working on setting up a new foundation, according to Larr y Di Rita, a former Pentagon spokesman and Rumsfeld aide.
Mr. Di Rita said a news report that Mr. Rumsfeld would go into the defense contracting business is false and “laughable.” He noted that Mr. Rumsfeld has shunned the defense industry since the 1970s, after his first stint as defense secretary. “He has no interest in that stuff,” he said.
Instead, Mr. Rumsfeld, who until recently worked in office space in Rosslyn during a transition from the Pentagon post, has set up DHR Holdings LLC.
“He’s considering a lot of things but he wants to remain engaged in public policy issues and is in the process of creating a foundation that would involve teaching and research fellowships for graduate and post-graduate students,” Mr. Di Rita said.
The goal is to promote continued U.S. engagement in world affairs in furtherance of U.S. security interests, Mr. Di Rita said.
Mr. Rumsfeld has not decided on writing his memoirs, but if he does, all proceeds would go to support the foundation, he said.
Mr. Rumsfeld divides his time between a residence in Washington, a home on the Eastern Shore and a ranch in Taos, New Mexico.
Bill Gertz covers the Pentagon. He can be reached at 202/6363274 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.