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Deborah Lee James: Conflicts on Earth Could Extend to Space

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said conflicts on Earth can reach space in the future and the U.S. is preparing to address that possibility. James took part in a breakout session at the Center for a New American Security’s annual conference in Washington to discuss U.S. views and strategies on the space enterprise, the …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Propose New Business Model for Space Launch Services Acquisition

Frank Kendall, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, has proposed an acquisition strategy for satellite launch services that he believes could help the Defense Department reduce costs and dependence on Russian-built RD-180 rocket engines, DoD News reported Wednesday. “The basic business deal we have in mind is that the …

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Deborah Lee James: Govt-Industry Collaboration Drives ’21st Century’ Air Force Acquisition System

U.S. Air Force Sec. Deborah Lee James has detailed the service branch’s Bending the Cost Curve acquisition system that seeks to support innovation and deliver cost savings and process efficiencies. James wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Defense One that the Air Force worked with the defense industry as part of efforts to develop …

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Deborah Lee James: Budget Decisions an Air Force Leadership Challenge

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James noted that decision-making about the service’s resources is one of its biggest leadership challenges in the current budget environment, the Washington Post reported Thursday. Lillian Cunningham writes that James told the Post the budget uncertainty affects the availability, readiness and modernization of resources to meet mission requirements. “It …

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Deborah Lee James: Long-Term CR Would Give Air Force $13B Budget Hit

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said a long-term continuing resolution would force the service branch to operate “with over $13 billion less” and could affect some of its modernization programs in an interview with Air Force Times published Monday. James told Air Force Times reporter Stephen Losey the service branch would have …

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