Bill Bender: Air Force Eyes New Senior Executive to Oversee IT Procurement Processes

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Lt. Gen. Bill Bender
Lt. Gen. Bill Bender

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, U.S. Air Force chief information officer, has said the service branch is working to develop a new information technology procurement process with the help of a new senior executive from commercial industry, Federal News Radio reported Tuesday.

Scott Maucione writes Bender told an AFCEA event audience the potential candidate will evaluate the IT process and develop a system for acquisitions specifically for cybersecurity assets.

“What we are trying to put in place with full partnership of [Air Force] acquisition is a different approach to IT procurement that actually looks at exposing ourselves and where it makes sense to handle IT differently,” said Bender.

“We’re focusing on agility as an attribute, speed as an attribute, working together collaboratively and cross functionally when it makes sense… We want to be very adaptive to the changing environment.”