Roper caves to demands, establishing ABMS as a traditional acquisition program

By Sara Sirota / January 14, 2021 at 1:19 PM
Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper is responding to intense congressional pushback against his bypassing of the traditional requirements process for his prized Advanced Battle Management System by signing a formal acquisition strategy ahead of President-elect Biden's inauguration. Lawmakers have objected to his campaign to develop an “internet of military things” by prioritizing technological innovation in industry rather than warfighter needs, leaving the future of legacy programs like the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System uncertain. They slashed nearly half...

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