The Air Force is using its Rapid Capabilities Office as a model to speed up some of its other acquisition plans in the future.
As more acquisition programs move from the Defense Department’s acquisition office back to Air Force control, the service is taking the lessons it’s learned from the Rapid Capabilities Office and applying them more broadly, said Lt. Gen. Arnold Bunch, the military deputy for the Air Force assistant secretary for acquisition.
“We have taken the charter that the Rapid Capabilities Office was formed on. We have modified that charter. … What we are trying to do is inculcate that culture across the acquisition enterprise,” Bunch said during an Oct. 17 speech at an Air Force Association event in Arlington, Virginia. “We have morphed that charter so that we can apply it broadly across the Air Force.”
Bunch said the goal is to identify areas where the Air Force can form small teams that will streamline reviews and get them out of the “regular churn” of other programs.
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