The U.S. Air Force has appointedÂ Col. Dale White to lead a new executive office that would focusÂ on advanced aircraft and digital technology programs.
USAF’s newÂ Program Executive Office for Advanced Aircraft stood up Oct. 2 atÂ a ceremony where White also received appointment as program executive officer,Â Wright-Patterson Air Force BaseÂ said Wednesday. WP AFB served as the ceremony’s venue.
PEOÂ Advanced Aircraft would support the service branch’s Digital Century Series initiative that seeks to boost aircraft’s flexibility and speed via digital technologies.
The new program office will offerÂ modular systems architecture, digital engineering andÂ agile software development to help USAF achieve the initiative’s goals.
âI am turning to this program and to Dale in particular to find a way to bring the best technical expertise that we have to bear, to understand industryâs business case,” saidÂ Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics.
White currently serves as USAF’s program executive officer forÂ intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and special operations forces. He joined the service branch in 1997 and has since contributed to various Air Force components such as theÂ Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force Materiel Command.