Despite there being only a “single known
supplier”—USAF’s new buzz phrase for “sole source”—for the new Air Force One,
the service is looking to compete as much of the program as possible, Secretary
Deborah Lee James said Wednesday.
Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) pressed Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh during
Wednesday’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to publically support
airmen’s rights to communicate with members of Congress.
In their first appearance before the Senate
Armed Services Committee since the 114th Congress began, the Joint Chiefs
warned a return to sequestration would decimate capabilities needed for combat
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