Say hello to STRIKEWERX, the latest military innovation hub to take on the "WERX" suffix. Air Force Global Strike Command formally opened the office during a virtual ribbon-cutting event at the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. Russ Mathers is the office's first director.
The facility will enable startup companies, academia and Air Force leaders to address the service branch's various gaps, concerns and requirements. As is the case with SOFWERX and AFWERX, its "storefront" is located outside the command's gates to provide easy access to potential partners.
Rear Adm. Lorin C. Selby was sworn in as the new chief of naval research. Selby will oversee the roughly $2 billion budget for naval science and technology programs.
Selby succeeds Rear Adm. David J. Hahn, who is retiring.
In other Navy moves, Rear Adm. Thomas J. Anderson is the new program executive officer for ships. And Rear Adm. Peter A. Garvin takes over as commander of Naval Education and Training Command, Pensacola, Florida.
The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments appointed Dr. Chris Bassler as a senior fellow. Bassler previously served as the chief strategy officer for the F-35 Lightning II joint program office as well as...