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William LaPlante Appointed SVP, GM of Mitre’s National Security Center

William LaPlante, formerly a vice president of Mitre, has been appointed as senior vice president and general manager of the nonprofit research company’s Center for National Security. Mitre said Thursday LaPlante will lead efforts to increase the organization’s strategic value across its Defense Department, intelligence and cybersecurity portfolios. CNS is comprised of two Mitre-operated, federally …

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Defense Science Board Selects Mitre VP William LaPlante to Co-Chair Software Acquisition Task Force

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2017 — The Defense Science Board has selected William LaPlante, vice president of Mitre‘s intelligence business, to co-chair a task force on software design and procurement for defense systems, GovCon Executive reported Monday. Mitre said Friday LaPlante will help lead the task force that will evaluate the …

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William LaPlante to Leave USAF Acquisition Lead Post, Rejoin Mitre

William LaPlante will step down as assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force after three years of civilian service in the branch and transition to a senior role at Mitre, the military branch announced Thursday. The Air Force added the Defense Department will reappoint LaPlante to the Defense Science Board to advise …

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Reports: William LaPlante Says Air Force to Award Bomber Contract Soon

William LaPlante, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, has said the service will award the potential $80 billion contract for the Long Range Strike Bomber soon, Reuters reported Wednesday. Idrees Ali and Andrea Shalal write that LRSB will succeed the Air Force’s aging fleet of B-1, B-2 and B-52 …

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William LaPlante: Air Force Could Use Cost-Plus Contract to Procure Long-Range Bomber

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the U.S. Air Force, said he expects the military branch to use a cost-plus pricing strategy for the service’s long-range strike bomber development program, Defense News reported Thursday. “My belief on the LRS-B is its going to be more traditional, ” LaPlante told …

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William LaPlante: Air Force Nears RFP for Long-Range Bomber Program

William LaPlante, assistant secretary for acquisition at the Air Force, said Friday the branch will launch final solicitations for a new long-range bomber within the next few days, Defense News reported Friday. Aaron Mehta writes that LaPante added the Air Force is scheduled to begin the process of awarding the …

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NDIA Adds 16 Industry Execs to Board; Hawk Carlisle Quoted

Hawk Carlisle President and CEO NDIA

Sixteen executives from the private sector have been appointed to serve on the National Defense Industrial Association’s board of directors for a term of up to six years. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, president and CEO of NDIA, said in a statement released Monday the new board members bring a “deep knowledge bank” he believes will help the organization sustain its mission while supporting the defense industrial base.

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Lori Scherer Named Intell Portfolio VP at Mitre-Operated Natl Security Engineering Center

Lori Scherer, formerly deputy director of intelligence portfolios at Mitre, has been named VP of intelligence portfolios at the National Security Engineering Center, a federally funded research and development center the nonprofit company manages for the Defense Department. In her previous role, the more than 25-year company veteran worked with interdisciplinary teams to …

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