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NRO, USSPACECOM Demonstrate Joint Space Defense

The National Reconnaissance Office and U.S. Space Command participated in an exercise to demonstrate space defense collaboration. NRO said Friday that it joined USSPACECOM and other members of the space community to exhibit cooperative space asset protection during the 13th Air Force Space Command Schriever Wargame.

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Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein Assumes Command of NRO as Deputy Director

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein has started his tenure as the National Reconnaissance Office's deputy director. NRO said Tuesday that it held an Assumption of Command ceremony on Monday to welcome Guetlein to the agency. Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice commander of USAF Space Command, presided over the ceremony.

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Jill Singer, VP of National Security for AT&T’s Global Public Sector Solutions Unit, Receives Executive Mosaic’s Chairman’s Award

Jim Garrettson, chief executive officer of Executive Mosaic, presented Jill Singer, vice president of national security for AT&T’s Global Public Sector Solutions Unit and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, with the Chairman’s Award for completing her third year as chairman of the Intelligence Leadership Group for Executive Mosaic’s 4x24 program.

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Patrick Shanahan Hints at Possible NRO Integration Into Space Force

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Pentagon could integrate the National Reconnaissance Office into the Space Force into the future, Defense News reported Thursday. Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), SASC ranking member, asked about the Department of Defense’s reason for not putting NRO under the new service branch and Shanahan said DoD didn’t want to delay the formation of the new force.

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Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby Appointed Air Force IT Acquisition Process Development Head

Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby, a 29-year U.S. Air Force official, has been named director of information technology acquisition process development at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

The Defense Department said Friday Higby will leave his roles as director of cybersecurity strategy and policy at the Office of Information Dominance and chief information officer at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

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