The Doctor’s Prescription

Paul Kaminski, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics in the Clinton Administration, said there are five interrelated problems with defense acquisition today that must be fixed or the system will continue to falter. Speaking at AFA’s Air & Space Conference Sept. 14, Kaminski identified the problem areas—and his five-step “prescription” for a cure. They range from installing program knowledgeable personnel to maintaining funding stability and establishing shorter development time. Continue