DoD’s Buying Habits a Continuing Source of Frustration

SpaceNews DoDs Buying Habits A Continuing Source Of Frustration

Over the course of just six months, three senior defense officials responsible for technology programs announced they were stepping down, voicing disappointment in a culture they view as an impediment to innovation.

Preston Dunlap, who resigned in April as chief architect of the U.S. Air Force and the Space Force, said he could not explain why defense organizations continue to try to reinvent the wheel, developing technologies that already exist in the commercial market.

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