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Textron Systems CEO Ellen Lord to Be Nominated as Pentagon Acquisition Chief

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Ellen Lord, president and CEO of Textron Systems, as undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the Defense Department, the White House announced Tuesday. If confirmed, she will lead the current AT&L office and subsequently be undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment after DoD completes a …

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NDIA Urges Congress to Reach Deal on Defense Budget Caps

The National Defense Industrial Association has called on Congress to reach a deal that would raise or suspend defense budget caps. NDIA said Nov. 20 it commends the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, which would authorize $700 billion in defense spending, but Congress still needs to address …

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Profile: Bryon Young, Executive Director of Army Contracting Command-Aberdeen Proving Ground

Bryon Young serves as the executive director of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. He oversees the execution of contracts that support research and development initiatives across the U.S. Army as well as mission critical contracting work for warfighters, program executive office and institutional customers of the military branch. …

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6 GovCon Industry Groups Ask Federal Govt to Delay Implementation of Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Final Rule

Six member associations of the Council of Defense and Space Industry Associations have asked the Obama administration to delay the implementation of a final rule that aims to ensure federal contractors’ compliance with labor laws. The industry groups wrote in a letter to the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that the …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD-Industry Partnership Key to ‘Agile’ Cybersecurity

Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen has said DoD needs to build a robust partnership with companies in order to maintain an agile cybersecurity infrastructure, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Meredith Somers writes Halvorsen is working to push for discussions between the government and industry through his trips to various technology communities, …

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Report: Ashton Carter, Industry Execs Hold ‘Closed-Door’ Forum

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and several industry executives met Tuesday to discuss how companies and the Defense Department can increase their collaboration, DoD Buzz reported Tuesday. Brendan McGarry writes more than 30 members of the Aerospace Industries Association, Professional Services Council and National Defense Industrial Association participated in the “closed-door” forum with Carter at AIA …

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Jennifer Walsmith: NSA Eyes Acquisition Innovation Through ‘Skunk Works’ Office, Women-Owned Businesses

Jennifer Walsmith, senior acquisition executive at the National Security Agency, has said NSA has started to establish a “Skunk Works” or rapid innovation office in an effort to introduce novel approaches to its acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. “It’s not for Skunk Works technologies, but rather for Skunk Works just thinking …

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