Pep Talk on USAF Acquisition

Top Air Force leaders, Secretary Michael Wynne and Gen. Michael Moseley, addressed a gathering of Air Force officials on April 23 to talk about acquisition—the need to sustain acquisition professionals and continue to make improvements, like the “back to basics” approach being employed with space programs. Chief of Staff Moseley capped the acquisition summit, saying that because the Air Force “underwrites the defense of our nation on three fronts—air, space, and cyberspace—we have a responsibility to have an acquisition structure that’s built with the future in mind.” He added, “The Air Force is the pre-eminent acquisition institution.”