Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, as an inductee into the 2017 edition of the Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for his initiatives in addressing national security in acquisition and command capacities.
Hyten leads STRATCOM, which oversees the global command and control of U.S. strategic forces to meet national security objectives.
He held various roles related to space acquisition and operations at the U.S. Air Force, including commander of the Air Force Space Command.
Hyten said at the Hudson Institute in September that STRATCOM is focused on strategic nuclear deterrence and on the execution of a response in case deterrence fails.
He told reporters in April that the U.S. government should increase funding for efforts to modernize the country’s nuclear arsenal from 3.5 percent to six percent of the defense budget to meet modernization needs.
In July, Hyten announced the establishment of Joint Force Component Commands responsible for space, air, sea and missile defense activities as part of a push to reorganize the command.
The STRATCOM chief has repeatedly highlighted the need to accelerate the U.S. military’s technology development to address national security threats and outpace adversaries.
“We have to get back to where we take risks… we have to get back to the place where we give people authority to do what they have to do to respond to the threat,” he said during a speech at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.
Hyten told Strategic Studies Quarterly in a July interview that he wants to overhaul the Defense Department‘s buying process by obtaining authorities needed to execute a program, reestablishing program accountability and addressing bureaucracy.
Executive Mosaic congratulates General Hyten and the STRATCOM team for their selection to receive this award.
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About The Wash100
This year represents our fifth 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, reliability, achievement, and vision.
This year represents our fifth 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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|Gen. Jay Raymond Named Stratcom’s Joint Force Space Component Commander||12/11/2017|
|Stratcom Kicks Off C2 & Field Training Exercise||10/31/2017|
|Gen. John Hyten: Stratcom Prioritizes Nuclear Deterrence||09/21/2017|
|Michael Hayden: NSA, Cybercom Should Split Leadership||09/20/2017|
|Johns Hopkins APL Adds Former Stratcom Commander, Fuller Project Chair to Board of Managers||08/01/2017|
|Cecil Haney, Sarah O’Hagan Join Johns Hopkins APL Board of Managers||07/31/2017|
|Gen. John Hyten: Stratcom Forms Joint Force Component Commands As Part of Restructuring Effort||07/27/2017|
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|Former US Gov’t CISO Greg Touhill Joins Cyxtera as President of New Federal Business||07/11/2017|
|Adm. Michael Rogers: Cybercom Needs Funds to Start Command Designation Change||05/24/2017|
|Stratcom Renames Space Operations Center, Eyes Multinational Space Collaboration With Germany||04/07/2017|
|Stratcom, Norway Agree to Exchange Space Situational Awareness Data and Services||04/06/2017|
|Gen. John Raymond: Air Force to Appoint a Deputy Chief of Staff for Space Operations||04/05/2017|
|Gen. John Hyten: US Should Increase Nuclear Modernization Spending by 3%||04/03/2017|
|Gen. John Hyten: Navy, Air Force Eye Collaboration on E-6B Aircraft Replacement||03/09/2017|
|US Remains Vigilant as North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile||02/13/2017|
|Stratcom Begins 2017 Professional Devt Program for Civilian Employees||02/10/2017|
|Stratcom Lead Gen. John Hyten Named to 2017 Wash100 for Space & Cyber Initiative Leadership||02/10/2017|
|Stratcom, Belgium’s Federal Science Policy Office Enter Space Data, Service Sharing Pact||02/08/2017|
|Gen. John Hyten: US Needs to Deter Conflict in Space||01/26/2017|
|Capt. Gisele Bonitz Named Space & Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific Commanding Officer||01/13/2017|
|General John Hyten Talks Role of Modernization to Combat Nuclear Threats||01/10/2017|
|Air Force Seeks Industry Info on Electromagnetic Battle Mgmt Systems||11/16/2016|
|Gen. John Hyten: US Should Modernize Nuclear Triad Components Amid Global Threats||09/21/2016|
|Air Force Space Command Details New Mission Force in White Paper; John Hyten Comments||07/20/2016|
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|Gen. John Hyten Outlines Air Force Space Command’s New Priorities||05/10/2016|
|HPE Selected for $443M Follow-on Stratcom IT Support Program||04/22/2016|
|Stratcom, UAE Forge Space Data Sharing Agreement; Adm. Cecil Haney Comments||04/13/2016|
|FORMER DTRA DIRECTOR JOINS PAE AS NATIONAL SECURITY SOLUTIONS PRESIDENT||03/22/2016|
|Former DTRA Chief Ken Myers Joins PAE as National Security Solutions Unit President; John Heller Comments||03/21/2016|
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|Gen. John Hyten: US Must Prepare for Anti-Satellite Threats||05/05/2015|
|John Hyten: Air Force Plans Satellite Launch Contract Changes to Encourage Competition||03/26/2015|
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