Gen. David Goldfein on Air Force’s Joint All-Domain C2, Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Programs

Gen. David Goldfein on Air Force’s Joint All-Domain C2, Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Programs
Gen. David Goldfein

Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, told the National Defense magazine in an interview published Tuesday that he's pleased that industry partners believe that the service’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control program has "staying power."

"As part of my transition out, I did some out-calls with a number of CEOs … and one of the things they share with me is that they are doing the work now on finding ways to make JADC2 profitable for industry," Gen. Goldfein said. "That's a rather significant sea change, because what that means to me is they've come to the belief that this is not a short-term idea, but this idea has roots in the institution, the organization."

When asked about the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program, Gen. Goldfein said he wants the service to develop GBSD in a way that will allow the requirements to evolve with technology.

"I'd like it to get to a point where we're able to do a little bit of development ops, even in the nuclear business, so that as we achieve technological advances they can be brought into the GBSD without having us go through a two-year-long requirements review process. … We've got to become more agile than that," he said.

Gen. Goldfein also shared his insights on the nuclear enterprise, Next-Generation Air Dominance concept, B-21 bomber program, the creation of the U.S. Space Force and Gen. Charles "C.Q." Brown, the service branch’s next chief of staff

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