Tag Archives: Defense Department

Michael Conlin Joins Definitive Logic as CTO, Ryan Elliott Named Chief Growth Officer

Michael Conlin Chief Technology Officer Definitive Logic

Definitive Logic has named Michael Conlin, former chief data officer at the Department of Defense and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as chief technology officer and appointed Ryan Elliott, former vice president of defense at GovernmentCIO, as chief growth officer.

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House OKs $740.5B Defense Policy Bill for FY 2021; Rep. Adam Smith Quoted

Rep. Adam Smith Chairman HASC

The House on Tuesday voted 335-78 to pass a bill that would authorize $740.5B in fiscal year 2021 funds for the Department of Defense, The Wall Street Journal reported. The FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, named after Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, includes hazard pay for warfighters and directs the administration to send a comprehensive assessment of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan before it can use funds. The NDAA prevents the White House from pulling out warfighters from Germany until 120 days after the DoD secretary reviews the moves.

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Amentum to Help Navy Develop Missile Launch Test Platform; Jill Bruning Quoted

Jill Bruning President

Amentum has received a three-year, $22 million task order to conduct research, development, test and evaluation of launch test support equipment for the strategic systems hardware division at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. Jill Bruning, president of Amentum’s IS4 strategic business unit, said the company will work to help NSWC Crane personnel to address issues such as flight test capability, data recovery and analysis, missile system engineering, and launch vehicle maneuverability, arrest, and recovery.”

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Biden to Nominate Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary Role

Lloyd Austin Retired General US Army

President-elect Joe Biden plans to nominate Lloyd Austin, a retired U.S. Army general, to serve as secretary of the Department of Defense, Politico reported Monday. Austin would be the first African American to lead DoD if confirmed by the Senate and sources said his selection for the top civilian post at the Pentagon could be announced as soon as Tuesday.

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Air Force Issues Draft Solicitation for Potential $499M C4ISR Prototype Development Program

Air Force

The U.S. Air Force has released a draft solicitation for a program to develop, test, demonstrate, integrate and deliver prototypes in the areas of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance using Agile procurement methods. A beta SAM notice posted Thursday says the Air Force Research Laboratory plans to award the Open Technology and Agility for Innovation program as an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity-type other transaction agreement for prototype projects with a ceiling value of approximately $499M, project ordering period of five years and project performance of up to two years.

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