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USAF Continues LRSO Development With Raytheon Technologies as Sole-Source Contractor; Maj. Gen. Shaun Morris, Wes Kremer Quoted

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The U.S. Air Force has announced that the service branch will continue the Long-Range Standoff (LRSO) Weapon’s development with Raytheon Technologies as a sole-source contractor, the Air Force reported on Monday.  

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Space Force Gets Initial Operational Capability of Space Fence Radar

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The U.S. Space Force has attained the initial operational capability of a radar system designed to help the service branch identify and track objects in orbit. The Space Fence radar is designed to boost space situational awareness across satellites, debris, depleted boosters and other orbiting objects, USSF said Friday.

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Space Force Maintains Industrial Activities in Calif Amid COVID-19

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Space and Missile Systems Center, now part of the U.S. Space Force, approached California's state and local officials to maintain space technology production activities amid the coronavirus outbreak, Space News reported Wednesday. Lt. Gen. John Thompson, SMC's commander, said they had to sustain authorities' awareness of work being done in support of national defense.

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ULA Announces Launch of the First National Security Space Mission for the U.S. Space Force; Gary Wentz Quoted

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A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket has entered final preparations to launch the sixth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) communications satellite for the U.S. Space Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, the organization announced on Tuesday

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DeEtte Gray, President of CACI US Operations, Receives Fourth Wash100 Award From Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented DeEtte Gray, president of U.S. operations for CACI International, her fourth Wash100 Award as a part of the 2020 selection on Wednesday. 

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John Rood to Step Down as Defense Undersecretary for Policy

John Rood, undersecretary of defense for policy, will step down from his post at the Department of Defense on Feb. 28, CNN reported Wednesday. President Trump confirmed Rood’s resignation in a tweet posted Wednesday. Sources told the publication Rood’s departure stems from several issues, including the handling of military aid to Ukraine.

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Brian Whittaker Appointed to Lead GSA Digital Services on Acting Basis

Brian Whittaker, deputy executive director of General Services Administration's the Centers of Excellence initiative, has been named acting director of 18F, GSA's digital services agency, Fedscoop reported Monday. He will succeed Angela Colter who finished her tenure last week. Colter led 18F, part of GSA's Technology Transformation Service, over a span of four years.

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