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Will Roper: US Military Should Invest in Ideas to Win Innovation Battle Against China

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said the U.S. military should entice the country's venture capitalists to invest in novel defense technologies in order to keep ahead of China and “win the innovation battle,” Breaking Defense reported Thursday.

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Col. Dale White to Lead New USAF PEO on Advanced Aircraft

The U.S. Air Force has appointed Col. Dale White to lead a new executive office that would focus on advanced aircraft and digital technology programs. USAF's new Program Executive Office for Advanced Aircraft stood up Oct. 2 at a ceremony where White also received appointment as program executive officer, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Wednesday.

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DHS, Air Force Set Sights on Aviation Cybersecurity; Will Roper Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security has revived a program to identify airliners’ risks to cyber attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. DHS teamed up with the departments of Transportation and Defense on the reconstituted cybersecurity program, which will involve limited aircraft testing.

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Will Roper Offers Updates on Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System, ‘Mad Hatter’ Program

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, addressed the recent developments in the service’s Mad Hatter program, which uses Agile software development to address issues with the F-35 aircraft’s Autonomic Logistics Information System, during an interview published Monday with Defense News.

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