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The service will use both penalties and incentives to get their program offices and large businesses to award more prime and subcontracts to small firms. The Air Force issued a new small business improvement plan that details three goals to increase both the percentage of contracts and dollars going to small companies.
With less money to work with, the military services has to think creatively in order to deploy its shrinking workforce.
David Van Buren announced Friday he is leaving his position as the service acquisition chief after almost three years. He will return to the private sector.
In next year's budget, key factors for program funding are performance, performance and performance, the Air Force's top acquisition official said.
The new leader of the Air Force's major information technology acquisition command said the service still is operating in a mode that lets individual programs design and build their own IT infrastructure.