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Defense Procurement Vet James Geurts to Serve as Navy’s Undersecretary on Acting Basis

James Geurts

James Geurts, who most recently served as the assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition and was a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, was designated the service's acting undersecretary. Geurts will also concurrently perform duties as chief operations and management officer of the Department of the Navy (DON), the service said the same day.

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Department of the Navy Announces Formation of DevSecOps Task Force

DevSecOps

The Department of the Navy is establishing a DevSecOps task force to help speed up software development and delivery and improve data security, FCW reported Friday. The Jan. 15 memo states that the task force will provide the information superiority executive steering group with a set of recommendations within two months to facilitate the creation of a strategy for enterprisewide DevSecOps implementation.

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L3Harris Wins $496M U.S. Navy Contract to Deliver Prototype Tactical Jamming Pods; James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts

L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a five-year, $496 million contract by the U.S. Navy to deliver prototype tactical jamming pods. L3Harris’ pods will  be designed to extend U.S. Air superiority. “The efforts by all those involved enabled the Navy to move forward in a rapid manner to bring this new critical capability to bear for our war fighters, saving years in operational development,” said James Geurts.

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U.S. Navy Puts up New Tech Bridge Networks in Hawaii, Florida; James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy will establish new facilities to foster technology collaboration between businesses, nonprofits, academic institutions and investors in Florida and Hawaii. The service branch said Wednesday it will stand up two NavalX Tech Bridge sites in Panama City, Florida, and Honolulu, Hawaii, respectively, as additions to the U.S. military's innovation force.

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Navy Employs Single-Phase Contracting Approach to Equip CVN 79 Aircraft Carrier Faster; James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy has issued contract modifications to accelerate the delivery of F-35C aircraft and warfare systems for the future John F. Kennedy carrier, also known as CVN 79. The service branch said Tuesday it will use a single-phase procurement approach instead of the initially planned two-phase strategy.

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Bruce Jette, James Geurts, Will Roper Talk Post-Pandemic Changes in Military Ops

Supply Chain

Leaders from the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force have said that their respective service branches need to implement changes in force operations, supply chain management and workforce settings following the COVID-19 pandemic. Wash100 Award winners James Geurts, Will Roper and Bruce Jette comment on recent changes and new initiatives. 

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James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for R&D and Acquisition, Receives His First Wash100 Award

James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, received his 2020 Wash100 Award for the first time in his long career for driving innovation and technological capabilities for the service branch. Visit POC’s 2020 Navy Forum main page to register for Potomac Officers Club’s 2020 Navy Forum on Wednesday, September 30th. 

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NavalX to Advance DON Workforce Innovation; Potomac Officers Club to Host 2020 Navy Forum

James Geurts

NavalX has served as the Department of Navy (DON) workforce "super-connector." The agency is focused on scaling agility methods across the DON workforce, offering a culture of decentralized autonomy that has created an innovation landscape. NavalX has worked to connect isolated pockets of excellence to capture and scale the methodologies. 

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James Geurts Discusses US Navy Modernization of Unmanned Systems

James Geurts

James Geurts, Assistant Secretary for Research, Development, and Acquisition with the U.S. Navy and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently addressed the challenges the U.S. Navy has faced deploying unmanned systems. He noted that the service branch has encountered obstacles to obtain and use the systems effectively on a global scale. 

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White House Seeks Help for Navy’s Advance Columbia-Class Submarine Program

Columbia-class Submarine

The White House has asked Congress to exempt the U.S. Navy’s Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine program and other initiatives from restrictions in a continuing resolution that could block funding for “new start” programs. The Senate and House have begun discussions to pass a stopgap funding bill before the end of September to avert a government shutdown. 

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