From F-35 To OC-X: New SMC Leader Tackles Space Acquisition

Credit: SpaceX

Lt. Gen. John Thompson, the new commander of U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), is no stranger to troubled acquisition programs. After decades of work on efforts such as Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s KC-46 tanker, both plagued by years of technical, cost and schedule...

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