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James Geurts Assumes Navy Acquisition Chief Role

James Geurts, former acquisition executive at the U.S. Special Operations Command, has officially assumed the role of assistant U.S. Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition during a swearing-in ceremony, USNI News reported Tuesday. Geurts said in a statement that he looks forward to collaborating with civilian, military, industry and academic …

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Report: Frontis Wiggins to Retire as State Dept CIO

Frontis Wiggins, chief information officer of the State Department, has decided to retire by Dec. 8 after a more than 30-year career there, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Robert Adams, principal deputy CIO of the State Department, will succeed Wiggins on an interim basis, the report said. Wiggins manages the $569 million budget …

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GAO Urges DoD to Address F-35 Sustainment Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Defense Department‘s F-35 fighter aircraft program faces sustainment challenges primarily due to the lack of comprehensive sustainment plans and aligned funding. GAO said in a report published Thursday DoD’s repair capacity for F-35 parts at military depots is six years behind schedule, doubling …

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Marines Conduct Hot-Loading Mission on F-35B Aircraft

Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 members have performed a hot-loading mission using an F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing aircraft as part of the U.S. Marine Corp‘s Weapons and Tactics Instructors course 1-18. The service branch said Monday that the Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron one hosted the WTI event that gathered service members from …

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Policy Experts Call for More Base Closures to Boost DoD Savings

A bipartisan group that represents policy experts has called on Congress to approve a new round of base realignments and closures, or BRAC, as a way to help the Defense Department eliminate unneeded military facilities and save money, Military.com reported Tuesday. The Project on Government Oversight told members of the …

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Aircraft Systems Top Marine Corps’ FY 2018 Unfunded Priorities List

The U.S. Marines Corps has submitted its fiscal year 2018 unfunded priorities list to Congress, which requests a total of $3.18 billion including $2.36 billion for aircraft and aviation systems procurement, USNI News reported Monday. The list includes two Sikorsky-built CH-53K Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters worth $287.7 million; four Lockheed Martin-made KC-130J transport …

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Report: Trump Picks Finance Industry Vet Richard Spencer as Navy Secretary

President Donald Trump will nominate Richard Spencer, managing director of consulting firm Fall Creek Management, as secretary of the U.S. Navy, Washington Examiner reported Monday. Philip Bilden, a financier and former intelligence officer at the U.S. Army Reserve, was initially considered for the role but withdrew his nomination due to concerns that his …

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