Tag Archives: Rapid Capabilities Office

Gen. Stephen Wilson: Air Force Launches Efforts to Speed Up Procurement Process

Gen. Stephen ‘Seve’ Wilson, Air Force vice chief of staff, told National Defense in an interview published Monday that the service has initiated efforts to accelerate the acquisition process in order to expedite the delivery of capabilities to warfighters. He noted that Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, came up with an idea to have the service sign 50 contracts in 50 hours in a move to speed up the procurement process.

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Army to Launch Signal Classification Challenge

The U.S. Army‘s Rapid Capabilities Office has announced a prize competition to develop tools for soldiers to detect signals on the battlefield and visualize the electromagnetic spectrum. RCO aims to draw innovators and data scientists to the Army Signal Classification Challenge slated to go live April 30 on FBO.gov and Challenge.gov sites, the Army said Tuesday. “This …

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Doug Wiltsie: Army Rapid Capabilities Office to Expand Operations

The U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities Office plans to expand its scope of operations beyond the current cyber, electronic warfare and assured position, navigation and timing focus areas, Army Times reported Wednesday. Doug Wiltsie, director of the Rapid Capabilities Office, told Army Times that the office will look to focus on …

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Air Force Unmanned Space Plane Lands at Kennedy Space Center

The U.S. Air Force‘s unmanned reusable space plane has arrived from an on-orbit mission at the shuttle landing facility of NASA‘s Kennedy Space Center. The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle mission 4 performed on-orbit experiments during its 718-day mission, which brings the total number of days spent in space for the OTV program to 2,085 …

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Marine Corps Opens Rapid Capabilities Office in Virginia

The U.S. Marine Corps has established a rapid capabilities office at the service branch’s warfighting laboratory in Quantico, Virginia, in an effort to inform future investment plans and force requirements, C4ISR and Networks reported Monday. Mark Pomerleau writes the Marine Corps built the office to accelerate prototyping, demonstration, experimentation and prototyping of new technology platforms. …

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Katrina McFarland Retires as Army Acquisition Chief

Katrina McFarland has retired from her position as assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics and technology at the U.S. Army after a nearly 30-year public sector career, the Army said Tuesday. McFarland oversaw research, development, procurement, life cycle management and sustainment of Army weapons systems over the past nine months. “Katrina has done a …

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