Brig. Gen. (S) Patrick S. Ryder, USAF, has been assigned as director, public affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Redhorse Corp. of San Diego, California, was awarded a $9,385,703 firm-fixed-price contract. The contract supports the coordination of department-wide efforts advising senior leaders regarding national programs and policy support (NPPS) under the direct guidance of the director of NPPS. This includes advising senior leaders regarding global intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations and/or resulting in the rapid production of ISR capability from concept initiation to specialized modification to deployment into the operational theater. Work performance will take place in the Pentagon Reservation, Arlington, Virginia.
During a town hall on the response to COVID-19, leaders at the Pentagon stressed the importance of cybersecurity as more employees shift to telework. Along with personal hygiene, Daniel Walsh, acting director, Pentagon Force Protection Agency, asked Pentagon personnel to practice good cyber hygiene.
Essye Miller, principal deputy, Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, echoed similar sentiments. “With the increased telework capability comes an increased attack surface for our adversaries. They are already taking advantage,” she said.
Brig. Gen. James R. Cluff, USAF, has been assigned deputy director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey H. Hurlbert, USAF, has been assigned as deputy inspector general of the Air Force, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. David S. Nahom, USAF, has been assigned as director of programs, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Requirements, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Peter J. Lambert, USAF, has been selected for the grade of major general and assigned as deputy commander, Joint Functional Component Command, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Lt. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of general and assigned as vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Maj. Gen. Stayce D. Harris, USAF, has been appointed to the rank of lieutenant general and assigned as assistant vice chief of staff and director, Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Cory J. Martin, USAF, has been assigned as special assistant to the vice chief of staff, U.S. Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Col. James D. Peccia III, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as director, budget operations and personnel, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
The Defense Department announced today that it will invite vetted hackers to test the department’s cybersecurity under a unique pilot program. The “Hack the Pentagon” initiative is the first cyber bug bounty program in the history of the federal government.
Rear Adm. David C. Johnson, USN, has been nominated for appointment to the rank of vice admiral and assigned as principal military deputy assistant secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
Peter C. Cook has been appointed as the deputy assistant to the secretary of defense (press secretary), Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs in the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia.
Adm. John M. Richardson, USN, has been assigned as chief of naval operations, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.