Tag Archives: James Geurts

Meredith Berger to Perform Duties of Navy Undersecretary

Meredith Berger

Meredith Berger assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment has succeeded the retiring James Geurts to perform the duties of the U.S. Navy's undersecretary. Berger formerly served as the deputy chief of staff to the secretary of the Navy, a role she held from 2014 to 2017, the Navy said Monday.

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Acting U.S. Navy Undersecretary James Geurts Announces Retirement

James Geurts

James Geurts, current acting undersecretary for the U.S. Navy and a previous Wash100 Award recipient, announced on Wednesday through a handwritten letter on Geurts’ LinkedIn that he will be retiring from his post at the end of August and will retire from government service. As of his retirement announcement this morning, the replacement for Navy undersecretary has not been announced.

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James Geurts: DOD Officials Ramp Up Efforts to Improve Procurement Process

James Geurts

James Geurts, who currently performs the duties of the undersecretary of the Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said Department of Defense (DOD) officials are increasing efforts to reform the acquisition process. He said such reform efforts could help officials achieve the speed and scale in the acquisition process that could “empower the workforce.”

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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

Critical Software

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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