William LaPlante Jr.

Pentagon taking steps forward on hypersonics; New Army multi-domain task force


Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante.

Pentagon acquisition chief optimistic — but not certain — that hypersonics will transition into production soon


Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment William LaPlante said “the proof will be in the pudding.”

Pentagon shares new vision to address problems with its microelectronics supply chain


Some observers found the Defense Department's new document lacking in detail.

New Phoenix Ghost drone was ‘Big Safari’ project


The project is overseen by a secretive Air Force office known as Big Safari, the Pentagon’s top weapons buyer revealed.

Nominee for Pentagon’s top acquisition post intends to prioritize munitions


The importance of advanced munitions has been highlighted in recent weeks during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.