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Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that his office _ not the Air Force _ will oversee the competition between Boeing and the team of Northrop and Airbus parent European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co.
The plan, which hands control to the Pentagon acquisition chief John Young and sets up a dedicated source-selection committee, shows that senior civilians at the Defense Department have lost confidence in the Air Force's ability to manage the contract.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
It isn't very good news for the Air Force brass, though. I wonder if this had anything to do with the firings of the top AF generals and COS last month.
Originally posted by Icarus RisingThe USAF hasn't been looking so good lately. I hope they don't feel like they have to do something spectacular, like nuke Iran, to regain face.