Acquisition Buddies

The Air Force is promoting “One Materiel Enterprise” as a means by which it can overcome weapon-system acquisition challenges, reports JoAnne Rumple. Air Force acquisition leader Sue Payton and Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Bruce Carlson explained recently at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, that the effort would reduce weapon system requirements creep and help prevent program delays. Payton said that Carlson now would serve on a new Air Force integrated life-cycle management executive forum that “ultimately will give you better decisions about requirements, resources, and technology.”