Kendall: Air Force needs authority to do early work on new starts before congressional approval

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 19, 2023 at 1:34 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall Wednesday pushed for the passage of a legislative proposal that would allow the Defense Department to get a head start on research before securing new-start approvals from Congress. With the authority requested in the proposal -- which was sent to Congress this month -- the Air Force would be able to actually start much of the development work needed to keep ahead of near-peer adversaries, Kendall said in his remarks at...

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