Gen. Stephen Wilson: Speed will Help DoD Innovate Strategies Against Potential Contingencies

Stephen Wilson

Gen. Stephen Wilson, U.S. Air Force vice chief of staff, has said speed will be a key element on the Defense Department‘s efforts to innovate and develop strategies against various contingencies.

Wilson noted at the Defense One Summit in Washington, D.C. the service branch will work to address potential conflicts worldwide and provide the President with options for future contingencies, the Air Force said Thursday.

The general said the Air Force looks to cut and compress the time needed to complete the requirements, acquisition, contracting, testing and fielding processes with the help of industry partners.

He also met with service members at military bases to discuss newly developed methods that can help accelerate technology acquisition processes and automate specific capacities.

Wilson added the service branch and DoD must collaborate with industry partners to explore the use of data capacities on the development of autonomous systems.

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