The DOD Inspector General has decided that retired Adm. Dennis Blair did not corrupt the Institute for Defense Analyses review of the F-22A program, despite having a stake in a minor subcontractor. The IG does believe that IDA-head Blair “violated IDA’s conflict of interest standards” for not disqualifying himself, states the IG report. It goes on to state that his failure to do so had “no impact” on IDA’s F-22 work. Following the Congressional uproar over the issue this summer, Blair stepped down from his position on the EDO board.
May 23, 2022
The Department of the Air Force announced the retirements of several key leaders within the Air Force and Space Force on May 23, while also unveiling more than a dozen new assignments for current or future one-star generals.