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John Sherman Named DOD Acting CIO

John Sherman

John Sherman, principal deputy chief information officer at the Department of Defense since June 2020, has been appointed to serve as the Department of Defense CIO on an acting basis. He will oversee DOD's information technology operations until the Senate approves a permanent replacement for Dana Deasy, who stepped down from the CIO position when President Biden's administration officially began on Jan. 20th. 

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Will Roper Unveils Guidance for U.S. Air Force ‘e-Series’ Digital Engineering Criteria

Will Roper

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2020 Wash100 Award winner, has released a guidance to help program heads achieve an “e-Series” designation for digital engineering programs. According to Roper, the Air Force's Next Generation Air Dominance program met the criteria for e-Series programs and serves as an “e-Plane” effort 

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Jim Bridenstine Addresses Importance of Artemis Program

Jim Bridenstine

Jim Bridenstine, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed the importance of the Artemis program and moon missions moving into the future. “We need our Artemis program, we need our moon-to-Mars program, to span generations…We need to make sure that we’re leading the world in a return to the moon and on to Mars,” Bridenstine said. 

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Katie Arrington: CMMC Seeks to Protect Companies Against Negligence

Katie Arrington

Katie Arrington, chief information security officer at the office of the assistant secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, said the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) framework does not aim to punish companies for failing to anticipate cyber breaches like the SolarWinds hack but to protect them from negligence. 

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NASA Completes Green Run Test Series for Artemis Mission’s Engines; Jim Bridenstine Quoted

Jim Bridenstine

NASA, at Stennis Space Center, concluded green run tests of four RS-25 engines that would ignite for the Artemis program's first lunar mission. The space agency said Sunday it test-fired the engines of the Space Launch System on Saturday for the first mission under Artemis, a NASA-led effort to revive crewed space exploration.

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Maxar Names Dr. Heather Wilson to Board of Directors; Dan Jablonsky Quoted

Dr. Heather Wilson

Maxar Technologies has appointed Dr. Heather Wilson, two-time Wash100 Award recipient, to the company’s Board of Directors to serve as director for a term expiring at the Maxar’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, when she will stand for election by the stockholders. “We are extraordinarily pleased to welcome Dr. Wilson to Maxar’s Board,” said Maxar chairman Gen. (Ret.) Howell Estes III. “

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Will Roper Addresses U.S. Air Force Agile Development Into 2021

Will Roper

Will Roper, the assistant secretary of acquisition, technology and logistics and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how the U.S. Air Force should leverage data, IT and agility to remain competitive against adversaries across the digital landscape. Roper noted that federal acquisition heads should bring deep technology expertise that extends to modern software development

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Terry Ryan Succeeds Tim Reardon as Constellis CEO

Terry Ryan

Constellis has announced that Tim Reardon, the company’s chief executive officer and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has resigned from his role. Lead director and previous Wash100 Award winner, Terry Ryan, will succeed Reardon as executive chairman and chief executive officer with Constellis, effective immediately. Before joining SAIC, Ryan was the vice president and director for SRA International's C4ISR Center. 

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Rob Joyce Appointed NSA Cybersecurity Director

Rob Joyce

Rob Joyce, special liaison officer for the National Security Agency (NSA) at the U.S. embassy in London, has been named as the next head of NSA's cybersecurity directorate. He will succeed 2020 Wash100 Award recipient Anne Neuberger, who has served as the agency's cyber chief since May 2019 and will transition to a new role as deputy national security adviser for cyber and emerging technology.

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Will Roper: Prime Contractors Acquiring Smaller Companies Limit Industrial Base

Will Roper

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and three-time Wash100 Award recipient, said prime contractors' acquisition of middle-tier companies has shrunk the industrial base. The Department of Defense (DoD) now sees the industrial base as more generalized than specialized, as major contractors secure awards for almost every program.

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