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David Norquist to Serve as Acting Secretary of Defense for Biden Administration

David Norquist

David Norquist, current deputy secretary of defense and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, will serve as acting secretary of defense for the Biden administration. Norquist has more than three decades of experience in federal financial management and national security. He was sworn in as the 34th deputy secretary of defense in July 2019. 

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Navy Releases Shipbuilding Plan Based on Force Structure Study; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist

The U.S. Navy has unveiled a shipbuilding plan that aims to expand the naval fleet in support of the great power competition and future peacekeeping. "Our vision of a free and open international order depends upon our ability to maintain U.S. maritime dominance and freedom of maneuver," said David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense and a two-time Wash100 Award winner.

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DoD’s FY 2020 Financial Audit Reports 530 Resolved Issues; David Norquist Quoted

David Norquist

The Department of Defense's (DoD) fiscal year 2020 audit of financial statements has found that its organizations resolved 530 findings from the FY 2019 audit and addressed challenges despite COVID-19 disruptions. Four audits are currently in progress and are slated to conclude between Dec. 15, 2020, and March 25, 2021.

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David Norquist Tapped to Help Lead DoD Task Force on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

David Norquist

The Department of Defense (DoD) is creating a task force that will launch Congress-mandated inquiries into alleged UFOs or unidentified aerial phenomena that were previously observed by U.S. Navy aircraft. David Norquist will help manage the task force which will be officially announced in the coming days, according to CNN's sources.

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David Norquist Issues Memo on Pentagon’s Zero-Based Budgeting Review

Deputy Defense Secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner David Norquist issued a memo informing component agencies and services of a zero-based assessment of all department-wide activities and functions as directed by Defense Secretary and fellow 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper, Defense One reported Thursday

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David Norquist Discusses Analytics, AI at Senate Confirmation Hearing

David Norquist, the White House’s nominee for deputy defense secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said he wants the Department of Defense to advance its use of artificial intelligence, data analytics and other emerging technologies to implement the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Defense News reported Wednesday. Norquist, who serves as DoD comptroller, told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing Wednesday about the potential benefits of AI. 

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