As personnel and readiness costs have risen, USAF has devoted less money to procurement and research and development, Maj. Gen. Frank Faykes told reporters at a briefing on USAF’s 2007 budget request. In 1986, USAF put 55 percent of its budget into procurement and RDT&E. Today, the amount is around 35 percent. Faykes said the Air Force intends to increase the RDT&E budget by nearly $12 billion over the next five years.
Fazal Mohammed, Software Solutions Director at SAIC, discusses the advantages that SAIC's Cloud One and EITaaS software programs provide for the capability needs of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Space Force.