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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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Air Force Completes Initial Flight Test of AGM-183A Hypersonic Weapon

The U.S. Air Force tested a prototype version of a hypersonic weapon aboard the B-52 Stratofortress aircraft on Wednesday at the Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft held a sensor-only iteration of the AGM-183A Air Launched Rapid Response Weapon to collect external impact, vibration and handling data for the weapon and the B-52 unit, the Air Force said Thursday.

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US-China Security Review Commission Seeks Action on Chinese Space Dev’t

Experts from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission urge lawmakers to take action as China continues to advance its space-related activities, Space News reported Thursday. Members of the commission, which was established in 2000 to analyze the national security impacts of U.S. trade relations with China, testified before Congress on the actions the government must take to address China’s space achievements and growing anti-satellite arsenal.

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Air Force Eyes ‘Digital Engineering’ to Help Industry Create More Jobs

Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said digital engineering could help the service and the Department of Defense address the challenges facing contractors in rapid defense procurement initiatives, National Defense Magazine reported Friday. “Through increased computing speed, storage capacity and processing capabilities, digital engineering has empowered a paradigm shift from the traditional design-build-test methodology,” he said at a recent conference hosted by the Air Force Association in Arlington, Va.

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