The Air Force has begun sending to USAF facilities around the world to jump start the transition to a new centralized financial services operation. The teams will spend the next nine months indoctrinating local finance personnel develop the process that will put travel and pay voucher processing in the hands of a new Air Force Financial Services Center opening at Ellsworth AFB, S.D. The service expects to save more than $200 million in the first 10 years of operation.
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.