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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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Report: Tanya Skeen to Become Executive Director at F-35 Joint Program Office

Tanya Skeen, head of the U.S. Army’s rapid capabilities office, will join the F-35 joint program office in early 2019 as executive director, Defense News reported Tuesday. Skeen will succeed Todd Mellon and work with Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 program executive officer, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric Fick, deputy PEO, on the fighter jet procurement effort.

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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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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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Breaking Defense: Army Rapid Capabilities Office Mulls Offers for Electronic Warfare Gear

The U.S. Army Rapid Capabilities Office continues to review proposals from contractors for potential $50 million-to-$100 million contracts to acquire electronic warfare gear, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney Freedberg writes Army Secretary Eric Fanning works to lead the service branch’s efforts to address its acquisition system through a system similar to the U.S. Air …

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