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Pentagon Chief Mark Esper Launches US Space Command

Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday officially unveiled U.S. Space Command as the 11th unified combatant command led by Air Force Gen. John Raymond. “Gen. Raymond is acutely aware of the vital role that space plays in U.S. national security and our way of life and is an ideal choice to lead this new command,” Esper, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said in a statement published Thursday.

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Dana Deasy: DoD Could Take Weeks to Brief Pentagon Chief Mark Esper on JEDI Cloud Contract

The Department of Defense could take weeks to award the potential 10-year, $10B Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure cloud computing contract as the Pentagon needs time to brief Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 award recipient Mark Esper, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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Weekly Roundup: Mark Esper Confirmed as Secretary of Defense, Altamira Acquired By ClearSky-Led Investor Consortium, Major Contract Awards, POC Hosting 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st & Weekly Top 10 Stories

The Senate confirmed Mark Esper on Thursday to be the next U.S. Defense Secretary to end the Pentagon’s longest period without a Senate approved leader in office. The 2019 Wash100 Award winner was confirmed by a 90 to 8 vote in the Senate to officially succeed Jim Mattis in the …

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Mark Esper Named Acting Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump has selected Mark Esper, secretary of the U.S. Army and a 2019 Wash100 winner, to take over leadership of the Department of Defense on an acting basis. Trump announced Esper’s appointment in a tweet posted Tuesday after Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan resigned and withdrew from consideration for the top DoD job to focus on his family.

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Raytheon Names Mark Esper VP, Government Relations

Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) named Dr. Mark T. Esper to the position of vice president, Government Relations. According to the firm, “Esper will report to Thomas M. Culligan, the company’s executive vice president of Business Development and CEO of Raytheon International, Inc.” “Mark joins Raytheon following a distinguished career on Capitol …

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