U.S. Air Force's new 'incremental' buying strategy to be implemented by renewed acquisition workforce
The U.S. Air Force's long-standing culture of risk-taking in new weapons purchases is undergoing a dramatic change as national debt negotiations in Washington put pressure on procurements of aircraft, satellites, rockets and weapons. The service's new approach will emphasize buying mature systems while limiting long-term technology and equipment developments. David Van Buren, the senior acquisition executive for the Air Force, calls the new more conservative approach “incrementalism.” ...
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