Home / News / Cyber Command Seeks Acquisition Exec to Handle $75M Annual Rapid Procurement Funds

Cyber Command Seeks Acquisition Exec to Handle $75M Annual Rapid Procurement Funds

The U.S. Cyber Command looks to hire an acquisition professional to manage spending of the command’s $75 million annual rapid procurement funds through 2021 that Congress authorized under the 2016 defense authorization act, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Scott Maucione writes the command acquisition executive will be responsible for the rapid development and fielding of new cyber systems and equipment using the allocated funds.

The command will set up an acquisition office that consists of up to 10 personnel to manage the budget and also use the money to sustain cyber operations systems, according to the report.

A Senior Executive Service employee will lead the team, report directly to the Cybercom commander, oversee programs and logistics, provide legal guidance and negotiate with other military departments for equipment and services acquisition, Maucione reports.

The report said Cybercom also plans to recruit a contracting lead, contract specialist, a warranted contracting officer and an acquisition oversight and policy officer.

Check Also

USAF, Northrop Conclude Critical Design Review of Polar Satcom Program

The U.S. Air Force and Northrop Grumman have completed a critical design review under a program that aims to deploy satellite communications payloads in the North Polar Region. The Enhanced Polar System Recapitalization program would deliver eXtended Data Rate payloads that would operate in the region until USAF gets access to polar variants of protected and evolved satcom technology in the 2030s, Los Angeles AF Base said Monday.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *