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Air Force To Shake Up Space Center, Speed Up Acquisition

Law360 (April 18, 2018, 6:27 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Air Force will reorganize its Space and Missile Systems Center in an effort to cut years off the time it currently takes to procure space systems, as part of a broader new push to streamline acquisitions, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Tuesday.

The SMC will be restructured to eliminate its current "stovepipes" structure, in which each type of program operates with an independent hierarchy, Wilson said in a Tuesday evening speech at the annual Space Symposium, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The center is responsible for...
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