Outgoing Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante has said the branch’s program managersÂ always look for ways to balance scheduling and budgeting strategiesÂ when the military service develops or procures technology, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday.
LaPlante is due to leave the Air Force this week and will rejoin Mitre to serve in a senior role at the nonprofit research-and-development organization.
“The situation in Air Force acquisition is pretty good right now,” LaPlante told reporters during a media roundtable held Tuesday at the Pentagon.
“Our net costs continue to come down. I have all the data.”
He also offeredÂ insight into theÂ Long-Range Strike Bomber, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, Global Positioning SystemÂ III satellite and space launch service procurement efforts.