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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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House Passes Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly’s National AI Strategy

Rep. Will Hurd

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed Reps. Will Hurd (R-Texas), two-time Wash100 Award recipient, and Robin Kelly’s (D-Ill.) legislation to pursue a national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy. ““With the passage of H. Res. 1250 the House of Representatives has said America will take advantage of technology before it takes advantage of us,” said Hurd.

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Will Roper: Air Force Should ‘Hack’ Federal Acquisition System

Dr. Will Roper

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a three-time Wash100 Award winner, said he believes the service must hack the federal procurement system to be relevant. Roper said he is working with financial management offices and the general counsel on a new memo . 

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Bob DeLuca to Assume Deputy CIO Role at FDIC

Bob DeLuca

Bob DeLuca, interim director at the General Services Administration's (GSA) Technology Transformation Service, is slated to return to Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as deputy information chief officer Dec. 21st. Emily Murphy, GSA administrator and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said FDIC agreed to maintain DeLuca's employment throughout the span of his temporary detail. 

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Army Emphasizes Importance of Collaboration in New C2 Effort; John Murray Quoted

Gen. John Murray

U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC) hosted a virtual event where members of the defense industry and academia discussed a project that aims to bolster joint all-domain command and control. The Army's Project Convergence will leverage partnerships with industry, academia and joint force partners to exceed adversaries in terms of C2 performance. 

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Ellen Lord on Defense Acquisition System Directive

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the DoD Directive 5000.01 The Defense Acquisition System supports the National Defense Strategy and the six goals within the A&S office’s mission. David Norquist signed the directive outlining the principles governing DoD’s acquisition process in support of the National Defense Strategy in Sept. 2020. 

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Gen. Mark Milley: DoD Must Prioritize Economic Recovery From Pandemic

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the U.S. must address and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic's economic effects before focusing on military power competition. Milley, a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said the country needs to have a strong economy, infrastructure and education that complement the military to build a powerful nation.

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NGA’s Stacey Dixon on Accelerating Workforce Innovation

Stacey Dixon

Stacey Dixon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said that the agency’s internship program is an example of its efforts to encourage workforce innovation. She added that NGA is encouraging its personnel to leverage commercially- and publicly-available information to move missions forward.

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Hon. Ellen Lord: US Should Boost Collaboration With Allies to Address ‘Adversarial Capital’

Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said “adversarial capital” continues to pose a threat to the defense industrial base (DIB) and the U.S. government should strengthen collaboration with industry groups and allied countries to avoid investments from foreign adversaries. She noted that coordinating with other countries is vital. 

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Katie Arrington: DoD Working With Industry to Position US Supply Chain

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of the assistant secretary of defense for acquisition and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the Pentagon is working to mitigate supply-chain reliance on adversary nations. Arrington said that the Department of Defense seeks to position the U.S. supply chain to address military as well as commercial needs.

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