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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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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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McAleese & Associates: Patrick Shanahan on Space Development Agency’s Acquisition Authority

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report on key takeaways from the testimonies of Department of Defense and Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing held Thursday. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 recipient, wrote in the report that …

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Patrick Shanahan to Take Acting Defense Secretary Role

President Donald Trump has announced that Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will serve as secretary of the Department of Defense on an interim basis starting Jan. 1, Military Times reported Sunday. Trump made the announcement in a tweet posted Sunday days after James Mattis disclosed his plan to resign from his …

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McAleese & Associates: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan on Hypersonics

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan’s speech at a National Defense Industrial Association-sponsored briefing on hypersonics. Shanahan said Thursday at the NDIA event that hypersonic technologies need to be operationalized. “This is about industrializing…scale…deploying [offensive-hypersonic] deterrent…and then moving to [hypersonic] defense,” he noted. He said the …

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ViON’s Rob Davies Backs Cloud Migration Acceleration Effort at DoD

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Oct. 2, 2017 — Rob Davies, executive vice president of operations at ViON, has joined other industry executives in backing the Defense Department‘s effort to accelerate its information technology systems migration to the cloud, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “There’s a ton of innovation that’s available to the government and …

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