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Trump to Nominate Patrick Shanahan as Permanent Defense Secretary

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to serve as Pentagon chief on a full-time basis, The New York Times reported Thursday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary, announced the president’s intention in a tweet posted Thursday. “If confirmed by the Senate, I will continue the …

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Michael Conlin, Chief Data Officer of DoD, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Data Management Forum

Michael Conlin, the chief data officer of the Department of Defense will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Data Management Forum on April 10th at the  2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. During the forum, GovCon leaders of the public and private sectors will address …

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McAleese and Associates: Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, Ryan McCarthy on Army’s Multidomain Ops Concept

McAleese and Associates, a consulting firm, released a report on key takeaways from a discussion hosted by the Center for a New American Security with Army Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley of Army Futures Command on the service’s multidomain operations concept and modernization plans. Wesley discussed the …

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Chris Shank Leading SCO’s Mission to Shape the Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

SCO’s mission is to identify, analyze and prototype disruptive capabilities to create near-term operational effects in support of the Combatant Command’s most pressing challenges. As the Director of SCO, Chris Shank’s mission is developing new and innovative ways to shape and counter emerging threats across all domains, bringing unexpected and …

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Defense Secretary James Mattis to Step Down in February

James Mattis will leave the Department of Defense on Feb. 28 after two years of service as DoD’s top civilian leader. “My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion …

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Retired USAF Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski Joins Raytheon Board; Thomas Kennedy Quoted

Retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, former commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, has joined Raytheon’s (NYSE: RTN) board of directors. Thomas Kennedy, chairman and CEO of Raytheon and a two-time Wash100 awardee, said in a statement released Thursday that Pawlikowski brings technology and national security experience as the …

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Asst. Secretary James “Hondo” Geurts Speaks at Potomac Officers Club 2018 Navy Forum

On Wednesday June 13th, the Potomac Officers Club held the 2018 Navy Forum: Agility, Adaptability and Resiliency, featuring keynote speaker James F. “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development & acquisition. Geurts discussed the Navy’s need to rethink information technology research and development, as they evaluate what already …

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Inmarsat’s Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: DoD May Focus on Resilient Satcom Under National Defense Strategy

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 21, 2018 — Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, senior vice president for government strategy and policy at Inmarsat‘s government business, has said the National Defense Strategy serves to underscore efforts to increase U.S. capability for space-based threat awareness and space asset protection, ExecutiveBiz reported May 10. Cowen-Hirsch told C4ISRNet in …

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