Roper concerned about failure response as Air Force embraces section 804 authorities

September 13, 2018 at 9:27 AM
DAYTON, OH -- As the Air Force looks for opportunities to use new rapid prototyping authorities, the service's acquisition executive said this week he's concerned early failures could lead to pushback from within the service and from lawmakers. The service has distinguished itself as the most eager early adopter of authorities granted in section 804 of the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The new flexibility is meant to speed up acquisition time lines for middle-tier programs and allows...

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