Griffin ousts SCO director, escalating fight with COCOMs and Congress

By Jason Sherman  
June 16, 2019 at 10:55 PM
Mike Griffin, the Pentagon's top weapons development official, ousted Strategic Capabilities Office Director Chris Shank on Friday, escalating a bureaucratic fight over the fate of the SCO. Griffin wants to fold the organization into the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency -- a change opposed by key combatant commands and now congressional committees. The move, confirmed by sources familiar with the situation, leaves the secretive SCO -- founded in 2012 to find new and innovative ways to use existing weapons and...

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