When Gen. William R. Looney III took command of Air Education and Training Command in June, he immediately began introducing the same management approach he used at Electronic Systems Center and Aeronautical Systems Center—the balanced scorecard strategic measurement system. It is a model that DOD adopted in 2002, but it has only slowly spread within the services. To jumpstart the process at AETC, Looney created a “strawman” scorecard himself, then charged scorecard experts RTS Partners to interview senior command leaders to develop a second scorecard. Looney and his senior leaders combined the two models into one during a four-day workshop, producing a single one “dynamic map.” According to Lt. Col. Jerry Perez, the chief of the command’s strategic oversight branch, the AETC scorecard goals will cascade to subordinate organizations, which will create their own scorecards to support the overall AETC strategy map. The goal for “cascading” to wing level is spring 2006.
Supply chain and vanishing vendor issues make supporting old nuclear systems increasingly difficult, Global Strike Command’s logistics and engineering chief Brig. Gen. Kenyon K. Bell said. Additive printing will be a big help but can be hampered by bureaucracy.