Air Force establishes new NGAD program office

By Courtney Albon / October 3, 2019 at 10:31 AM

The Air Force this week officially established a new program office to manage its Next-Generation Air Dominance work, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH.

Col. Dale White, formerly the program executive officer for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and special operations forces, will lead the new office. Air Force acquisition executive Will Roper has said early work will involve crafting an acquisition strategy that applies a digital century series framework to the development of next-generation aircraft technology.

"I am turning to this program and to Dale in particular to find a way to bring the best technical expertise that we have to bear, to understand industry’s business case -- because if it's not good for industry it's not going to happen -- to see if there's a way we can continue innovating, doing things smaller, faster, more agile where you don't have to necessarily be a company that can build 1,000 things to work with us," Roper said this week during a ceremony establishing the program office.