Briefing to Congress Shows Air Force KC-X Strategy to Focus on 'Best Value'

By John Reed / September 24, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Asserting they have adjusted the KC-X acquisition strategy, Pentagon officials told lawmakers and staff members this morning about their new "best value" approach to awarding a $35 billion contract to replace the Air Force's KC-135 tanker fleet. With a focus on objectivity and fairness, Air Force acquisition officials plan to "be crystal clear about what we want and what the bidders need to do to win," states a copy of a briefing given by Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn, Pentagon...

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