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Biden taps Nickolas Guertin to be Navy’s acquisition chief

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President Biden has selected Nickolas Guertin, the Pentagon’s senior adviser on weapons testing and evaluation, to lead the Navy’s research, development and acquisition enterprise, the White House announced Friday. The important Navy post has not been filled by a Senate-confirmed official since James “Hondo” Geurts stepped down as assistant secretary for research, development and acquisition near the end of the Trump administration. Frederick Stefany has been serving as the acting…

Pentagon weapons tester trying to shift from cyber hygiene to cyber survivability

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The Pentagon’s chief weapons tester wants to shift the conversation from cyber hygiene to “cyber survivability.” Speaking on the Monday edition of The Daily Scoop Podcast, Nickolas Guertin, the Department of Defense’s director of operational test and evaluation, said that many organizations within the DOD are still not compliant with standards to harden their systems against internal and external cyber threats. “There’s so many programs out there that are underperforming…