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Accenture Names New Executives to Global Management Committee; Julie Sweet Quoted

Bhaskar Gosh and

Accenture has appointed Bhaskar Ghosh as chief strategy officer, advancing the company’s Global Management Committee. The company also named Simon Eaves as managing director in Accenture’s U.K. and Ireland business. “Bhaskar brings incredible vision and business acumen to his new role as chief strategy officer,” said Julie Sweet, CEO of Accenture. 

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Senate Confirms LtGen Michael Groen as JAIC Director

LTG Michael Groen

The U.S. Senate has confirmed LTG Michael Groen to be the new director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) division for developing and advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, FedScoop reported on Monday. With Groen’s recent confirmation, he has also been promoted to major general. 

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Kevin Fahey on DoD’s New Software Development, Acquisition Policy

Kevin Fahey

Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, said a new policy that seeks to guide services’ software development and acquisition efforts was finalized and signed by Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner. Hon. Ellen Lord will be featured as the keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club's upcoming 5G Summit on October 27th.

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Joe Francescon: Irregular Warfare Annex to NDS Communicates DoD’s Proactive Efforts Against Security Threats

Joe Francescon

Joe Francescon, deputy assistant secretary of defense for special operations and combatting terrorism, said the unclassified summary of the Irregular Warfare Annex to the 2018 National Defense Strategy allows the Department of Defense (DoD) to relay to interagency and industry partners and to the public about its proactive initiatives to prevent crises, DoD News reported Friday.

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NNSA Unveils Centers of Excellence for Exascale Computing-Based Nuclear Stockpile Research; Mark Anderson Quoted

Nuclear Stockpile

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has chosen nine universities that will serve as centers of excellence for nuclear stockpile research and development efforts driven by simulation and exascale computing technologies. The universities will serve as Predictive Science Academic Alliance Program (PSAAP) III Centers and work to drive research into weapons stockpile management in line with NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) initiative. 

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MDA, Army Test Interoperability of THAAD, Patriot Missile Defense Systems; Jon Hill Quoted

Patriot Weapon System

The U.S. Army and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) have concluded testing of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) and Patriot weapon systems as part of an interoperability exercise that began early this year. The FTP-27 assessment took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico and saw the THAAD Army-Navy/Transportable Radar Surveillance target data to the Patriot system. 

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Maj. Gen. John Shaw Nominated to Lead Space Command

Maj. Gen. John Shaw

President Trump has nominated Maj. Gen. John Shaw, commander of the Combined Force Space Component Command (CFSCC) and the Space Operations Command, to serve as deputy commander at the U.S. Space Command. Shaw will elevate to the rank of lieutenant general once he receives confirmation from the Senate, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Thursday.

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Lt. Gen. David Allvin Senate-Confirmed as USAF’s Vice Chief of Staff; Gen. Charles Brown Quoted

Lt. Gen. David Allvin

Lt. Gen. David Allvin has received Senate confirmation to become vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force (VCSAF). Allvin, currently the Joint Staff's director for strategy, plans and policy, will succeed Gen. Stephen Wilson who held the VCSAF role for over four years, USAF said Thursday.

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CISA Launches Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020; Christopher Krebs Quoted

Christopher Krebs

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has commenced this year's month-long campaign to promote cybersecurity awareness across the United States. “This year, we’ve seen a major, and likely permanent, shift in the way we work, learn and socialize, as more and more of our activities have gone virtual,” said CISA Director Christopher Krebs and a 2020 Wash100 recipient.

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JAIC, DIU Partner With Industry to Prototype RPA-Driven Transaction Mgmt Concepts; Jeff Klugman Quoted

RPA-Driven Transactions

The Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) has partnered with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to select commercial partners that can integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning into the Department of Defense’s transaction management procedures. JAIC said Thursday the two DoD entities selected contractors such as Summit2Sea and Vertosoft for the Humanless Unmatched Transactions (HUnT) effort. 

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