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Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics  at Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16, 2019.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chad Trujillo)

Air Force gears up for first 'connect-a-thon'

Will Roper, the Air Force's acquisition head, said one of the best ways to prove budget needs to Congress is to show effects in the first event that centers around virtually connecting aircraft platforms.


Alan Thomas to advise investment firm on tech

The General Services Administration's former top acquisition service official has a new job at an investment firm's cloud and cyber solutions company.

Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

VA's pivot to agile

With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Rising Star: Dr. Leonie Heyworth

Director of Synchronous Telehealth, VHA Office of Connected Care/ Telehealth Services, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Rising Star: Michelle Johnson

Communications Manager and Senior Research Analyst, Section 809 Panel, Defense Acquisition University

Rising Star: Christopher Rorvig

Senior Consultant, Consulting Services, CGI Federal

Rising Star: Omid Ghaffari-Tabrizi

Acquisitions Lead, Centers of Excellence, General Services Administration

Rising Star: Samer Madarani

Partner Account Director - Partnership Development, Dovel Technologies

Rising Star: Anna Cordrey

Deputy Program Manager, NASA

Rising Star: Will Cahoe

Projects Coordinator, 10x, General Services Administration

Rising Star: Kevin E. Brisley

Manpower Analyst / Senior Human Resources Manager, Command, Control, Communications and Cyber Systems Directorate, U.S. Transportation Command

Rising Star: Blake M. Scates

Digital Program Manager, Department of Veterans Affairs

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