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Inside the Air Force highlights

February 17, 2017 |
Rachel Karas
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Some must-reads from this week's issue of Inside the Air Force:

1. Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan told lawmakers Thursday he is pushing for early testing in part because the program costs an extra $30 million for every six months initial operational test and evaluation is delayed.

Full story: Bogdan plugs incremental F-35 IOT&E plan, says delays driving costs

2. Some think tank analysts in Washington worry the Trump administration will favor short-term readiness spending at the expense of research and development, while others say certain programs could get a second chance under the "Third Offset" umbrella.

Full story: Experts: USAF's 'Third Offset' priorities could struggle, evolve in Trump era

3. The Air Force said Thursday it will float the Huey recapitalization effort's final request for proposals this summer instead of this month, citing companies' inability to meet minimum requirements set out in a first draft RFP.

Full story: Air Force delays Huey recapitalization RFP release until summer