U.S. Air ForceÂ Sec.Â Deborah Lee JamesÂ hasÂ detailed theÂ service branch’s Bending the Cost CurveÂ acquisition system that seeks to support innovation and deliver cost savings and process efficiencies.
James wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Defense One that the Air Force worked with the defense industry as part of efforts to develop a “21st century” acquisition system.
“This is the future of acquisitions: fast, competitive, and affordable,” she said.
She noted that increased dialogue between government and industry has resulted in the formation of anÂ IT Business Analytics Office, while corporate leaders have also contributed toÂ cost-capability analyses on four acquisition programs.
TheÂ Open Systems Acquisitions activity has also helped open program competition beyond the traditional defense industrial base, James wrote.