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John Whitley: DoD Chief Management Officer Oversees Servicewide Budget Reviews

John Whitley, who performs the duties of director of the office of cost assessment and program evaluation at the Department of Defense, said the office of DoD’s chief management officer is reviewing each of the service branch’s budgets to align them with the National Defense Strategy, DoD News reported Friday.

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Thomas Modly: Navy to Focus on Hypersonic Projects This Year

Thomas Modly, acting secretary of the U.S. Navy, told his service branch to focus on hypersonic weapons this year, USNI News reported Friday. The secretary issued a memo, titled SECNAV Vectors 9, that emphasizes the need to be at the lead of hypersonic weapon development due to the technology's increasing significance in the battlefield.

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Rep. Adam Smith on Acquisition Reform, National Security

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) told Defense News in an interview published Friday that he will prioritize acquisition reform. “I’m a big believer in competition and commercial off-the-shelf technology. We need to make sure we encourage as many competitors as possible."

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MDA Chief Jon Hill Puts Focus on Hypersonics, Space-Based Capabilities

Vice Adm. Jon Hill, director of the Missile Defense Agency, said that Congress and the Department of Defense are focused on developing hypersonic and ballistic tracking technologies, Defense News reported Tuesday. Hill noted that emerging threats remain a big challenge for MDA and the agency is in the process of updating its existing weapons and sensors for both terrestrial and space-based missions.

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