USAF seeks sustainment innovation to lower cost, improve supply chain

By Courtney Albon / May 3, 2018 at 5:29 PM
The Air Force's new acquisition executive wants to see innovation in sustainment, and he's planning to host an industry day later this month to explore new sustainment concepts with industry. The Air Force spends about 70 percent of its budget on system sustainment, yet the drive for innovative technologies is coming largely from the development enterprise. Will Roper, incoming service acquisition chief and former director of the Pentagon's Strategic Capabilities Office, told reporters during an April 27 briefing that he...

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