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James Geurts: Navy Creates Deputy Assistant Secretary for Sustainment Position

James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, announced the establishment of a new deputy assistant secretary role to help the service branch develop policies to support the execution of its sustainment mission, the Navy website reported Friday.

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Navy, HHS Advance Agile Acquisition Culture; James Geurts, Oki Mek Quoted

The U.S. Navy and the Department of Health and Human Services are adopting an agile approach to accelerate the procurement process and stay ahead of technology trends, Federal News Network reported Monday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, said the service is asking private sector talent to work in the government for a few years as part of its agile acquisition efforts. 

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Navy to Build New Test Site for Ship Weapons Elevators

The U.S. Navy started construction on a land-based test site at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia to speed up development of its new weapons elevators, a project that saw a delay due to technical issues, USNI News reported Friday. Capt. Danny Hernandez, spokesperson for Navy acquisition chief James Geurts, said the service aims to complete the facility in 2020.

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Navy Acquisition Lead Details Plans to Accelerate Modernization

The U.S. Navy’s top acquisition official wants to speed up the acquisition process, lower costs, new talent and industry partnerships to support the service’s modernization efforts, Defense News reported Monday. James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition, is fixing the service’s slow acquisition system.

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Navy Leaders Discuss Budget, Readiness at 2019 Sea-Air-Space Expo

Rear Adm. John Nowell, the U.S. Navy’s director of military personnel plans and policy, said that the service’s biggest challenge in readiness is “maintaining a stable and predictable budget,” the Navy said Tuesday. Nowell noted during the recent Sea-Air-Space exposition in Maryland that his office is addressing the Navy’s gaps in readiness that were identified in fiscal 2018.

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