Needed, Flexible Money:

Air Force Materiel Command boss, Gen. Bruce Carlson, praised the ability of his Air Logistics Centers for being able to easily move money between one section of a weapon system to another but that doesn’t yet work on a larger scale. He said during a recent visit to Hill AFB, Utah, the home of the Ogden ALC, “What we can’t do as an Air Force is quickly flex money where it needs to be.” Carlson said that Materiel Command is working on a program called Centralized Asset Management within the command and eventually for the greater Air Force that would provide the mechanism to quickly shift funding when a combatant phase shifts, for instance, from a fighter aircraft focus to an airlift focus.