An editorial in the Valdosta Daily Times squarely places blame for the housing privatization debacle at Moody AFB, Ga., that has left base airmen without promised new housing and left subcontractors unpaid. To quote: “The Air Force is not only liable but showed gross negligence and callous disregard for this community, these businesses, and Moody AFB.” Georgia lawmakers have led a drive to legislate a full federal review of USAF’s housing privatization effort that has left Moody and at least four other facilities in jeopardy. All were working with American Eagle Properties (Carabetta Enterprises of Connecticut), which has a history of bankruptcy and other problems.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.