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Darlene Costello: White House ‘Not Likely’ to Trim Air Force One Replacement Specs

Darlene Costello, acting U.S. Air Force acquisition chief, has said the White House is not likely to lessen requirements for the next presidential aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Valerie Insinna writes Costello told reporters during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium that the service branch and the White House’s military office could finalize …

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Deborah Lee James: Air Force Considers to Waive Fixed-Price Requirement in 2017 NDAA for JSTARS Replacement Program

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said the service branch has begun to consider whether to use a provision in the fiscal 2017 defense policy bill to waive a fixed-price contract requirement for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft replacement program, Defense News reported Friday. “There is …

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Darlene Costello Named Principal Deputy Asst Sec for Acquisition, Logistics at USAF

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has appointed Defense Department veteran Darlene Costello to serve as principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics at the military branch. Costello succeeds Richard Lombardi, who has been reassigned to a non-acquisition role within the Air Force, the service announced Thursday. She has served as principal deputy assistant secretary for …

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Darlene Costello Appointed Principal Deputy Asst. Defense Secretary for Acquisition

Darlene Costello, an acquisition official within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, has been appointed as principal deputy assistant defense secretary for acquisition under the same office. Costello previously served as principal director of strategic and tactical systems and director of acquisition and program management, …

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DoD’s Darlene Costello on Early Adoption of Testing, Evaluation in Acquisition

Defense Department officials espoused this week the agency’s mission to elevate testing and evaluation as key aspects of the acquisition process, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Darlene Costello, DoD principal deputy assistant secretary, speaking at a National Defense Industrial Association conference, explained that the Pentagon developed the guidance because it sought …

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