Tag Archives: Will Roper

USSF to Conduct COVID-19 Survey Across Space Industry; Will Roper, Gen. Jay Raymond Quoted

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The U.S. Space Force has commenced an effort to help the space industry thrive and address several issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Space Force Acquisition Council will roll out a comprehensive survey to gather input on COVID-19-related factors affecting the space industry's supply chain, workforce, program costs and stimulus on technology sustainment areas, the U.S. Air Force said Tuesday.

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Will Roper: Air Force Seeks Acquisition Authorities to Move Funds Between Space Programs

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Will Roper, the U.S. Air Force’s acquisition executive and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the service is seeking new acquisition authorities from Congress that would allow it to shift funds from one space program to another, Breaking Defense reported Thursday.

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Will Roper: Air Force, Boeing Deal on KC-46 Could Lead to Autonomous Aerial Refueling

Will Roper, acquisition executive at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said a deal between the service and Boeing to implement a final remote vision system design for the KC-46A Pegasus tanker could pave the way for autonomous aerial refueling of other aircraft, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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Will Roper: Air Force Eyes Commercial Drones to Replace Reapers

Will Roper, assistant secretary for acquisition, technology and logistics at the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 award winner, said the service branch is considering commercial drones and high-end unmanned aircraft as it looks to replace the General Atomics-built MQ-9 Reaper drone, Defense News reported Thursday.

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