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Gen. John Raymond: Upcoming Space Force Report Seeks to Recommend Ways to Accelerate Acquisition Process

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John Raymond
John Raymond

Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations within the U.S. Space Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the Space Force will submit to Congress in the next few days a report that would recommend changes on how the service should fund and acquire military space platforms, SpaceNews reported Tuesday.

Raymond said the recommendations seek to help the military branch “go fast” when it comes to space system development and deployment to gain edge over adversaries and “will give us more flexibility, and help us on requirements on the front end.”

“I’m very comfortable we have capabilities to protect and defend but I’m more concerned with our ability to go fast and stay ahead of the threat,” he said Tuesday during a Mitchell Institute-hosted video chat.

He also mentioned the Space Force’s focus on the fiscal 2022 budget request and culture and outreach efforts.

About The Wash100

This year represents our sixth annual Wash100 Award selection. The Wash100 is the premier group of private and public sector leaders selected by Executive Mosaic’s organizational and editorial leadership as the most influential leaders in the GovCon sector. These leaders demonstrate skills in leadership, innovation, achievement, and vision.

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