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Kenneth Pirman to Retire From DLA at End of Year

Kenneth Pirman, director of the Defense Logistics Agency‘s distribution unit in Sasebo, Japan, is due to retire from his position by the end of 2017. With his retirement, Pirman concludes 41 years of combined service with the U.S. military and federal government, DLA said Thursday. He joined the agency in 2000 …

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Air Force Completes Accuracy Tests on F-35 Weapon System

U.S. Air Force testers have completed weapons delivery accuracy flight tests on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft which evaluated the platform’s weapon system as well as the Block 3F software it uses to support lethal air-to-air and air-to-ground strike missions. The service branch said Wednesday members of the 461st Flight …

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Air Force Receives Newest Lockheed-Built C-130J Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has received its newest Lockheed Martin-built C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which will support the military branch’s aircraft upgrade efforts. The Air Force said Tuesday a team from the 37th Airlift Squadron brought the C-130J aircraft to Ramstein Air Base in Germany from Lockheed’s production facility in Marietta, Georgia. The new …

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Report: Air Force Squadron Adopts New Leadership Model to Streamline Procurement

The U.S. Air Force‘s 99th Reconnaissance Squadron has implemented an “atomic” leadership model to speed up the acquisition of new technologies meant to optimize operations aboard the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, Defense News reported Friday. Lt. Col. Matt Nussbaum, commander of the 99th Reconnaissance Squadron, told Defense News in an interview that …

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DoD CISO Essye Miller Named Department’s Acting CIO

Essye Miller, deputy chief information officer for cybersecurity and chief information security officer at the Defense Department, has assumed the position of DoD CIO on an acting basis and will continue to serve in her current role, FCW reported Friday. She succeeds John Zangardi, who has been appointed by President Donald Trump …

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Ellen Lord: NDAAs Help Pentagon Accelerate Procurement, Modernization Efforts

Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord has said defense policy bills enacted over the past two fiscal years have helped DoD to cut through the “red tape” that affected its acquisition and modernization efforts. The U.S. Air Force reported Thursday she told Senate Armed Services Committee members that NDAAs have “provided the direction and …

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James Geurts Assumes Navy Acquisition Chief Role

James Geurts, former acquisition executive at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has officially assumed the role of assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition during a swearing-in ceremony, USNI News reported Tuesday. Geurts said in a statement that he looks forward to collaborating with civilian, military, industry and academic …

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