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Air Force to reshape 'cost curve' via targeted acquisition reforms

A new series of acquisition changes called "Bending the Cost Curve" aims to make the overall Air Force acquisition process more responsive to technological advances, and reduce the time it takes to buy major weapons systems. The Air Force Research Lab will host a technology challenge program with the largest award in military history.

Tags: Air Force , Deborah Lee James , acquistion , Bending the Cost Curve , Better Buying Power , Atlantic Council , industry , contracting , challenges , Bill LaPlante , Cost-cutting analysis program , plugfest , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:00am EST

Air Force engineers develop lifesaving, IED-detecting technology

Sean C. Young and Benjamin J. Tran, two electronics engineers with the Air Force Research Lab created an aerial sensor that has helped U.S. service members to find and destroy dangerous improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan.

Tags: Sean Young , Benjamin Tran , Air Force , DoD , technology , IEDs , Afghanistan , drones , Sammies , Service to America Medals , people

Monday - 07/07/2014, 01:45pm EDT

Richard Rast finds cost-effective method to detect space debris

If only Sandra Bullock's character in "Gravity" had known Richard Rast, she might've avoided a space collision. The Partnership for Public Service named Rast as a 2014 Science and Environment Medal finalist for his innovated work.

Tags: Richard Rast , Sammies , Service to America Medals , Michael OConnell , In Depth , technology , Air Force

Friday - 05/16/2014, 02:25pm EDT
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Military probes cause of failed hypersonic flight

Tags: DoD , X-51A , Waverider , Air Force ,

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 12:13pm EDT

White House touts success of agency 'challenges'

Increasingly, agencies are using a tool at their disposal. Instead of issuing RFP's, they're issuing challenges. And according to a new report from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, agencies that have jumped on the challenge bandwagon have begun to "reap the rewards of well-designed prizes integrated into a broader innovation strategy."

Tags: Challenge.gov , challenges , OSTP , HHS , GSA

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:18pm EDT