Tag Archives: modernization

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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USAF Concludes Holloman Air Force Base Test Track Modernization Project

Holloman AFB

The Test Resource Management Center modernized a high-speed test track at Holloman Air Force Base as part of efforts to enhance the track's efficiency. TRMC built an on-site laboratory to explore how the test track's artificial rain compares to various types of natural rainfall, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.'

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Ellen Lord Discusses Impact of COVID-19 on Federal Modernization

Hon. Ellen Lord

Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense (DoD) and four-time Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the defense department has shifted modernization efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As an effect of the pandemic the DoD added more focus to aviation propulsion, where the department has a number of key suppliers who depend on commercial aviation. 

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Army Futures Command to Develop Electric Powered Vehicles; LTG Eric Wesley Quoted

LTG Eric Wesley

Army Futures Command (AFC) has approved the development of electric powered tactical and combat vehicles by the Maneuver Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate. The directorate will begin drafting a requirements document for Tactical and Combat Vehicle Electrification (TaCVE) and will host an industry day to share electrification initiatives with industry.

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Rubrik Names LTG Bruce Crawford, Former Army CIO, to Advisory Board; Bipul Sinha Quoted

LTG Bruce Crawford

Rubrik has appointed LTG Bruce Crawford to its public sector advisory board to advance the company’s product life cycle, effective in Oct. 2020. On the Rubrik advisory board, Crawford will help the company solve federal data challenges. Crawford recently retired as the chief information officer (CIO) of the U.S. Army in Aug. 2020. 

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STS Partners with Google to Enhance US Navy Modernization; Mike Daniels, Aaron Kilinski Quoted

Mike Daniels

Google Cloud and Simple Technology Solutions (STS) will work with the U.S. Navy to modernize the maintenance and repairs inspection process for Navy vessels and facilities. The work was awarded to STS as a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research project due to the technology innovation and potential for commercialization.

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U.S. Navy Working to Expand Fleet to 355 Ships; RADM Tom Anderson Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy and Defense Secretary and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient Mark Esper have made recent efforts to expand the service branch’s fleet to at least 355 ships to keep pace with Chinese military modernization. However, the Navy has faced recent challenges to keep up with the capacity.

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GSA Launches ITAU Training Platform for Government IT Acquisition Workforce; Laura Stanton Quoted

Laura Stanton

The U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) IT and acquisition experts, within the administration’s Information Technology Category, have developed the IT Acquisition University (ITAU), an online training solution for professionals within government IT acquisition, the GSA reported on Thursday

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