Tag Archives: acquisition

Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags to Lead Naval Air Systems Command

Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags, principal military deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, has received appointment as commander of the Naval Air Systems Command. The Defense Department said Thursday Grosklags will retain the rank of vice admiral and work from NAVAIR’s headquarters in Patuxent River, Maryland. Grosklags …

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Deloitte’s Beth McGrath Calls for IT Acquisition Process Reform, Cultural Change at Pentagon

Beth McGrath, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has called for a cultural change and reform in the process of acquiring information technology platforms at DoD. McGrath, now a director at Deloitte Consulting LLP, wrote in a Breaking Defense opinion piece published Wednesday that agency leaders should align …

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Profile: Heidi Shyu, Army Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology

Heidi Shyu serves as assistant Army secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology. She oversees the Army’s logistics operations, acquisition system and lifecycle management of weapons platforms and equipment. Shyu also leads the Army Acquisition Workforce and the Army Acquisition Corps and manages the department’s chemical weapons elimination program. Before joining …

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GAO: Early Systems Engineering Work Key to Define Weapon System Requirements

Former and current military leaders have called on the Defense Department to integrate requirements for weapon systems early into acquisition processes, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Those military leaders told the audit agency weapons systems prerequisites are usually changed right after they turned them over to acquisition executives to plan …

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Emile Monette: GSA Begins Work on Cyber Risk Framework for IT Systems Acquisitions

The General Services Administration has started to develop a cybersecurity risk profile for federal agencies to use when they purchase information technology products and services, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Emile Monette, senior adviser for resilience and cybersecurity at GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, told the station agencies will work to prioritize risk …

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Frank Kendall Highlights BBP Mission, Public Service Track for STEM

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, said the focus of Better Buying Power 3.0 is for the U.S. to remain a top technology power and defense innovator, DoD News reported Wednesday. Claudette Roulo writes the official, speaking during a visit to Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland, …

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