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Air Force Eyes AI for Teaming Fighter Jets With Drones; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has begun to assess whether it can integrate an artificial intelligence platform, Skyborg, into an F-35 or F-15EX fighter aircraft to enable pilots to control the Kratos Defense-built XQ-58 Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle and other drones, Defense News reported WednesdayWill Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, told the publication Tuesday that the service is in talks with Lockheed Martin and Boeing on the plan to team fighter aircraft with drones through the Skyborg program.

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Will Roper, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition for U.S. Air Force, Inducted Into 2019 Wash100 for Developing Hypersonic Weapons and Streamlining Contract Award Process

Executive Mosaic is pleased to announce that Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary for the U.S. Air Force, was selected to join the 2019 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of the most influential voices in the government contracting arena — for his efforts to accelerate development of hypersonic weapons and for streamlining the contract award process for small businesses and technology startups.

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51 Small Businesses Secure Contracts at Air Force Pitch Day; Will Roper Quoted

The Air Force awarded $8.75M in contracts to 51 small businesses at the service’s two-day pitch day event that kicked off Wednesday in New York City, DVIDS reported Thursday. The service’s contracting officials awarded the contracts and issued initial payments to companies within minutes using a government credit card after evaluating the proposals of 59 firms selected out of 417 submissions.

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Companies Pitch Off-the-Shelf Tech Platforms to DoD SCO Chief Will Roper

The National Defense Industrial Association hosted a meeting on Nov. 14 to allow representatives from companies to present their commercial off-the-shelf technology platforms to Will Roper, director of the Defense Department’s strategic capabilities office, the National Defense magazine reported Monday. Sandra I. Erwin writes executives from Allegheny Technologies, Battelle, Creative Micro …

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