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Chris Shank to Head DoD Strategic Capabilities Office

Chris Shank, former senior adviser to the secretary of the U.S. Air Force, has joined the Defense Department’s Strategic Capabilities Office as its new director, Defense News reported Friday. Shank will lead the SCO and its efforts to explore and develop strategies to counter emerging threats across various domains. He …

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DoD Restructures Research & Engineering, Acquisition Offices

The Defense Department has issued a memo that details the reorganization of the offices of the undersecretary of research and engineering and undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment, Defense News reported Tuesday. Lt. Col. Michelle Baldanza, a spokeswoman for DoD, told the publication that Congress and Defense Secretary James Mattis have …

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Report: Michael Madsen Joins DIUx as Washington Operations Head

Michael Madsen, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental as head of operations in Washington, D.C., Defense News reported Monday. Madsen told the publication in an interview that he will work to inform the Capitol Hill about the “return on investment” on DIUx’s projects …

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Senate Confirms John Gibson, 6 Other Nominees to DoD Leadership Posts

John Gibson, former deputy chief management officer at the Defense Department, has received Senate confirmation to serve as DoD chief management officer, Washington Examiner reported Friday. Gibson will lead the civilian secretaries of all military services and oversee business-focused DoD agencies and field activities in his new role. He previously served as …

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DoD Splits Acquisition, Tech & Logistics Office Into 2 Orgs

The Defense Department on Thursday officially split the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two new units – defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and undersecretary for research and engineering – as part of reorganization, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan wrote in a Wednesday memo the …

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Michael Griffin Backs DoD’s Innovation Hubs as Research & Engineering Undersecretary Nominee

Michael Griffin, the White House’s nominee for defense undersecretary for research and engineering, has expressed his support to the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Pentagon’s strategic capabilities office during his Senate confirmation hearing, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Griffin, former NASA administrator, told Senate Armed Services Committee members Thursday …

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