Payton Mandates More Openness with Industry as KC-X Award Nears

By Sebastian Sprenger / December 19, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Sue Payton, the Air Force's assistant secretary for acquisition, has instructed the service's acquisition workforce to be "more open" in its communications with companies competing for Air Force contracts, according to a memo she sent to all service components late last month. "We must strive to be more open with industry early in our acquisitions and openly encourage their involvement during all phases, as appropriate, of the acquisition process," Payton wrote in the Nov. 30 missive. "Proactive communication will allow...

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