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GovCon Expert McAleese: Christine Wormuth, Gen. James McConville on Army’s Force Structure, Modernization Programs

Jim McAleese

Consulting firm McAleese & Associates has issued a report outlining key takeaways from speeches delivered by Army Secretary Christine Wormuth and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual meeting that kicked off Monday.

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Vice Adm. Jon Hill: MDA Pursues Defensive Hypersonic Interceptor Development Effort

Vice Adm. Jon Hill

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), said MDA is advancing the development of an interceptor that can defend against hypersonic missile threats. “We’ve got some great feedback coming from industry, it is something that can be done, and we shouldn’t be afraid to go do it ... and so we’re taking that on,” Hill said.

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GAO: DOD Should Document Leadership Roles, Responsibilities for Hypersonic Weapons Development

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense (DOD) define the roles, authorities and responsibilities of DOD organizations and leadership positions responsible for hypersonic weapons development and acquisition efforts to ensure coordination. The congressional watchdog identified 70 hypersonic weapons development projects spread across the Pentagon as well as the Department of Energy (DOE) and NASA in support of DOD. 

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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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DoD Tasks Texas A&M University to Manage Hypersonics Consortium Under $100M Award; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a five-year, $100 million award to Texas A&M University for the creation and management of an applied hypersonics consortium. The University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics will serve as an avenue for hypersonics research, development and transition in support of DoD, NASA and other government agencies, DoD said Monday.

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Gen. James McConville: Army Exploring Basing Options for Long-Range Precision Fires in Indo-Pacific

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said the service considers long-range precision fires as its top priority for modernization and is examining options for basing such weapon systems in the Indo-Pacific region in support of its deterrence strategy.

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Senate Panel OKs $740.5B National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2021

U.S. Capitol

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday passed a $740.5 billion defense policy bill for fiscal year 2021 in a 25-2 vote. The Senate panel said the U.S. military advantage in ground, aerial, space, cyber space and maritime domains should be protected and the FY21 NDAA seeks accelerate innovation to allow the country to better compete with Russia and China.

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