Hicks cracking down on operational energy requirements

By Tony Bertuca / April 22, 2022 at 4:56 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks is directing the military departments to put more effort into energy reduction, especially when it comes to acquiring and sustaining new and existing weapon systems, according to a recent memo. Hicks, in an April 21 department-wide memo , said a recent assessment of 44 joint programs found the “inconsistent application” of energy key performance parameters and “uneven prioritization” of energy supportability. “The department's capability development activities, from requirements to acquisition to sustainment, must increase energy...

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