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Navy Unveils London-Based Tech Network Hub; James Geurts Quoted

James Geurts

The U.S. Navy established a network hub in London that will focus on biotechnology, space, directed energy, unmanned systems, autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI). "This location emphasizes and builds on our unique partnership with the U.K. and Royal Navy and will better enable us to accelerate solutions to support our defense strategies,” said James Geurts.

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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: Navy Eyes More ‘Tech Bridges’ to Advance Collaboration With Nontraditional Vendors

James Geurts

James “Hondo” Geurts, assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition at the U.S. Navy and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is increasing the number of technology collaboration centers to 12 to create networks, facilitate collaboration and award contracts to nontraditional defense contractors and small businesses, FedScoop reported Tuesday.

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Navy Stands Up New Tech Collaboration Facility in Charleston; James Geurts Quoted

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The Naval Agility Office has established the latest of six centers that house and support collaborative projects on the U.S. Navy's technology challenges. The new, Charleston, S.C.-based facility, known as Palmetto Tech Bridge, will engage in collaboration with private businesses, nonprofits and academic institutions to address technology challenges faced by the Navy and industry, the service branch said Monday.

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

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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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James Geurts Announces Navy’s Tech Accelerator Program at West 2019

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James Geurts, assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy for research, development and acquisition, officially announced the formation of a technology accelerator program at West 2019 in San Diego called NavalX, C4ISRNET reported Friday. NavalX, also known as Naval Expedition, seeks to facilitate collaboration between industry and military personnel and develop platforms designed to make the service more agile.

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