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Deborah Lee James: USAF Acquisition Initiative Eyes Process Improvement, Industry Engagement, Competition

The U.S. Air Force has launched a new acquisition initiative that seeks to facilitate further dialogue and cooperation between the service and its industry partners to drive innovation and cost savings, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes that the Bending the Cost Curve program focuses on enhancing interaction with industry, expanding market competition …

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Deborah Lee James: USAF to Keep Force Size, Pay Raise in FY 2015

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has announced that she and Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III have agreed that the service will not implement further involuntary force reductions for fiscal year 2015. DoD News reported Tuesday that James told airmen during a town hall meeting that the Air Force will work …

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Frank Kendall, Deborah Lee James Seek Focus on Defense Acquisition Efficiency

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall have highlighted their focus on building efficiencies into the military’s procurement and operations to address challenges in budget and military readiness. Claudette Roulo of DoD News wrote Saturday that Kendall and James pointed to the elimination of red tape, bureaucracy and government waste as a priorities due to the …

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Gen. Mark Welsh: Air Force to Use Strategic Framework for FY 2017 Budget

The U.S. Air Force seeks to reform how the service prepares its acquisition and budget drafts in an effort to schedule its capabilities based on future congressional appropriations, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force’s chief of staff, outlined the reform plan as part of a strategic framework he …

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Report: Deborah Lee James Names Nuclear Arms Mission as Top USAF Priority

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said that it is necessary to retain airmen working on nuclear arms programs as she and other officials discussed personnel cutbacks elsewhere in the service, National Journal reported Thursday. Rachel Oswald writes that an estimated 4,000 nuclear weapons personnel will not be among the 16,700 active-duty personnel the Air Force plans …

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