Raytheon, Texas Instruments, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas already have "beta site" efforts under way to implement the new Single Process Initiative (SPI) intended to cut acquisition costs by block changes eliminating mil spec restrictions throughout a given contractor facility, Paul G. Kaminski, under secretary of defense for acquisition, told a Pentagon news briefing Friday. The SPI had been long awaited (DAILY, Dec. 8, p. 379), and some indication of its importance to Defense ...


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