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Gen. John Murray on Need for ‘Bottom-Up’ Experimentation for JADC2 Concept

Gen. John Murray

Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command (AFC) and a two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military should resist the urge to get in a “rush for lockdown requirements” for the Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept. “I still believe that the best solutions never come from the top down,” Murray said. “All four services coming together from the ground up, working solutions together in actual experimentation, will greatly inform and enhance whatever we end up with.” 

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Gen. Mark Milley: NSA-Cybercom Split Could Impact Flow of Signals Intelligence

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award, said the organizational criteria for separating the National Security Agency from Cyber Command have not yet been met and that the split will impact the military’s access to signals intelligence. “For us in the military, the signals intelligence we get from the NSA is ... unbelievably good,” Milley told reporters.

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Dr. Will Roper, Former USAF Executive, Joins Volansi Board of Directors

Dr. Will Roper

Volansi has appointed Dr. Will Roper, the former assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, to its Board of Directors, where he will help drive the company’s strategy, operations and growth in defense markets. “Dr. Will Roper joins Volansi’s board with a reputation as a transformative, forward-looking leader,” said Volansi CEO and co-Founder Hannan Parvizian

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SOSi Wins Contract to Deliver IT, Logistics Support to DINFOS; Julian Setian Quoted

Julian Setian

SOSi has been awarded a $21 million contract to provide enterprise IT and logistics support to the Defense Information School (DINFOS), a component of the Defense Media Agency (DMA). “This award exemplifies how we can leverage our robust service catalog to create market discriminators and grow our business organically,” said Julian Setian, president and CEO of SOSi and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Will Roper Joins Pallas Advisors as Senior Counselor; Tony DeMartino Quoted

Dr. Will Roper

Pallas Advisors has appointed Dr. Will Roper, former assistant secretary of Acquisition, Technology and Logistics with the U.S. Air Force and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, as a senior counselor. During his tenure as SCO director, Roper served on the Department’s 2018 National Defense Strategy Steering Group, Cloud Executive Steering Group and Defense Modernization Team.

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Raj Iyer on Plans to Establish Army’s Digital Governance Body

Raj Iyer

Raj Iyer, chief information officer of the U.S. Army and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said he plans to create a council that will advise the Army on digital decision-making. He added that decentralizing IT spending across the Army leads to overspending by $2 billion annually. The governance body will directly report to the Army’s vice chief of staff and undersecretary.

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DHS Awards Parsons Spot on $2B IDIQ Contract for COVID-19 Testing; Chuck Harrington Quoted

Chuck Harrington

Parsons Corporation has secured a seat on the potential $2 billion Department of Homeland Security (DHS) multi-award COVID-19 testing indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract. Testing will support DHS employees. "We must continue developing innovative technology that helps society return to a safe living and working environment," said Chuck Harrington, CEO of Parsons and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient. 

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Defense Procurement Vet James Geurts to Serve as Navy’s Undersecretary on Acting Basis

James Geurts

James Geurts, who most recently served as the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, was designated the service's acting undersecretary. Geurts will also concurrently perform duties as chief operations and management officer of the Department of the Navy (DON), the service said the same day.

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Pine Island Names David Wajsgras, Matthew Levine as Partners

David Wajsgras

Pine Island Capital Partners has appointed David Wajsgras, a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, and Matthew Levine to serve as partners and on the firm’s investment committee. Wajsgras will bring two decades of experience at the senior executive management level, where he has provided operational, strategic and financial leadership across the aerospace, commercial and defense industries.

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Lockheed Martin Board Elects James Taiclet as Chairman, Marillyn Hewson to Retire as Executive Chairman

James Taiclet

Lockheed Martin’s board of directors has elected president and CEO James Taiclet as chairman of the board, effective March 1. The board also elected Gregory Ulmer as executive vice president of Aeronautics, effective Feb. 1. Marillyn Hewson, executive chairman and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, also announced her retirement as executive chairman and as a member of the board.

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