Lancaster will step up from his current dual role of England Saxons coach and head of player development to take charge until a permanent replacement for Martin Johnson is appointed.
Graham Rowntree is the only member of England's senior World Cup management team to be retained while Andy Farrell, the former dual international, has been seconded from Saracens.
There is no place in the England set-up for defence coach Mike Ford or forwards coach John Wells, who had worked with the national team since 2006.
Johnson and attack coach Brian Smith stood down after England's failed World Cup campaign, which was dogged by controversy and ended with a quarter-final defeat to France.
Leaked reports painted the picture of a dysfunctional squad, riven by a lack of trust with some players motivated more by money than rugby.
Lancaster, who had a watching brief with England during the World Cup, said: "With Graham Rowntree's experience of being out in New Zealand and my experience of being out in New Zealand and everything that has been said subsequently, we hope to learn those lessons.
"We want to get the culture right, we want to ensure we have a talented group of young players who are hungry for success, who are ambitious, who want to win things and it's our job as a coaching team to put that in place and to make sure that going forward we've got a foundation to build upon toward 2015."
Lancaster believes now is the time to give England's promising young stars a chance to shine, which suggests the likes of Mike Tindall and Nick Easter could struggle for a place in the squad.
In contrast, Chris Robshaw, Mike Brown and Farrell's son Owen could all be in line for a call-up.
"We have got a fantastic group of young players coming through. We have an opportunity to look at them and see how they get on on the international stage and I don't think we should shy away from that," Lancaster said in an interview on RFU.com.
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