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Air Force Near New Open Architecture Pact With Industry; Camron Gorguinpour Comments

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Camron Gorguinpour
Camron Gorguinpour
Camron Gorguinpour

The U.S. Air Force plans to wrap up an open architecture agreement with a consortium of companies in the next few weeks in a move to accelerate the service’s acquisition process, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.

Scott Maucione writes the open architecture procurement process will use the other transaction agreement.

Camron Gorguinpour, director of transformational innovation for the Air Force’s office of the assistant secretary, told a Security Innovation Network event in Washington the branch intends to adopt a Plug Fests approach to reduce the award time to three weeks, the station reports.

Under Plug Fests, companies will develop applications around a system architecture and the branch will waive the need to submit white papers, according to the report.

The open architecture system is part of the Defense Department’s acquisition reform policy called Better Buying Power 3.0, Maucione reports.

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