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Will Roper: Air Force Could Award $85B GBSD Development Contract Earlier Than End of FY 2020

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The U.S. Air Force is expected to award a contract for the potential $85B Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent intercontinentinal ballistic missile program to Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) by the end of September but Will Roper, the service’s acquisition executive and a 2020 Wash100 awardee, said the contract award could occur sooner than expected, Defense News reported Thursday.

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EM’s Weekly Roundup: Boeing Secures $1.55B Contract; HII Completes $350M Acquisition; Wash100 Voting Ends April 30th; Accenture Federal and CACI Win Big Contracts; Katie Arrington Provides CMMC Update; Marillyn Hewson Comments on COVID-19 Crisis and Weekly Top Ten Stories

Katie Arrington Offers Updates on Pentagon’s CMMC Program Katie Arrington, chief information security officer for acquisition with DoD and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, elaborated to Government Matters during an interview about the creation of standards that third-party assessment organizations will use to evaluate and certify contractors under DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. …

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Air Force Awards $550M in Contracts for ‘AFVentures’ Acquisition Effort; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has tentatively selected over 500 companies for contracts worth $550M combined as part of an initiative launched with its AFWERX innovation arm and Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer Program.

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Will Roper, Air Force Assistant Secretary, Named to 2020 Wash100 for Driving Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Will Roper, an assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force, as an inductee into the 2020 edition of the Wash100 for his efforts to drive acquisition as well as advance technology and logistics for the service branch. 

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Lockheed’s Rick Ambrose on Air Force’s Next-Gen Missile Warning Satellite Program

Rick Ambrose, head of Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) space business and a 2019 Wash100 winner, told C4ISRNET in an interview published Monday that the Air Force’s missile warning satellite initiative - Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program – will offer more flexibility and built-in resiliency capabilities.

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McAleese & Associates: Air Force’s Will Roper Eyes New Contractor Business Model

A report by McAleese & Associates says Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, is set to host Friday, April 26, an “open door” with industry on new contractor business models. Jim McAleese, founder and principal at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 winner, wrote …

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McAleese & Associates: Will Roper on Hypersonics, Other USAF Tech Dev’t Programs

McAleese & Associates has released a report on a speech by Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, at the Defense Program Conference held Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Roper said the service is accelerating work on hypersonics and noted about Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) …

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McAleese & Associates: Air Force Execs Talk Prototyping, Agile Software Dev’t at AFA Symposium

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has released a report on key takeaways from the speeches of Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Will Roper, the service’s acquisition chief, at an Air Force Association symposium that kicked off Thursday in Orlando, Fla. Wilson discussed the need for the service to dominate time, space …

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Air Force Selects Lockheed, Northrop to Support Next-Gen Missile Warning Satellite Program

The U.S. Air Force intends to award Lockheed Martin (NYSE: NOC) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) separate contracts to help the service branch define requirements for its future missile warning satellite constellation. Both companies will support the Next-Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared program that aims to build a constellation of satellites …

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