Tag Archives: prototyping

Northrop Grumman Wins Contract to Advance SATCOM Program; Cyrus Dhalla Quoted

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Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Space Force for the rapid prototyping phase of the Evolved Strategic SATCOM (ESS) program, the company reported on Thursday. Under the contract, Northrop Grumman will develop a modernized strategic communications space segment with enhanced resilience and cybersecurity capabilities.

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Jeff White on Army’s Use of Other Transaction Authorities

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Jeff White, principal deputy to the assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, said the service is keen to use other transaction authorities to accelerate the acquisition process but wants to exercise caution when using OTA agreements, National Defense reported Wednesday. During the Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in California, White said that he considers OTA a “highly effective business tool” for the service’s prototyping, research and production initiatives.

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Ellen Lord Cites DoD Acquisition Reform Goals for 2019

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Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said one of her goals for calendar year 2019 is to revise the DoD Instruction 5000.02 policy, Defense News reported Thursday. “In 2019, one of my key objectives is to rewrite 5000.02,” she told reporters on Dec. 17.

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