Air Force Wants More Time On Space Acquisition Czar

published 30.07.2020 18:08

The 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires the Air Force to appoint a Senate-confirmed assistant secretary for space acquisition and integration.

“I think the Department of the Air Force’s position is — and it’ll probably say this in the final space acquisition report — that that’s something we’d like to go over a little bit more, and come back to the Hill with some additional thoughts,” Barnes told reporters today.

The request for more time is likely to come in the Air Force’s long-overdue report to Congress on space acquisition, which is currently awaiting White House approval.

WASHINGTON: The Air Force may formally ask Congress for more time to fulfill last year’s legislative mandate to create a new Senate-confirmed assistant secretary for space acquisition, one of the service’s top officials said today.

Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett was mandated to provide Congress with the space acquisition report, which the Air Force has dubbed the “Alternate Acquisition” report, by March 30.

by Theresa Hitchens from breakingdefense.com

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