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The Role of Experimentation Campaigns in the Air Force Innovation Life Cycle
December 3-4, 2015
Owning the Technical Baseline in Acquisition Programs in the U.S. Air Force
Optimizing the Acquisition Strategy of Secure and Reliable Electronic Components
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GENERAL DOUGLAS M. FRASER
General Douglas Fraser retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 2013 after a 37 year career. Since retiring, General Fraser works as a global security consultant with several U.S. defense companies and is the Principal of Doug Fraser, LLC. His last assignment in the U.S. armed forces was as the Commander, U.S. Southern Command, responsible for U.S. military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean. In this capacity, General Fraser was responsible for leading Department of Defense relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Prior to commanding U.S. Southern Command, he served as the Deputy Commander, U.S. Pacific Command from 2008-2009. General Fraser commanded operational flying units across the U.S. Air Force at the squadron, group, and wing levels.
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Owning the Technical Baseline for Acquisition Programs in the U.S. Air Force: A Workshop Report (2015)
The U.S. Air Force has experienced many acquisiton program failures - cost overruns, schedule delays, system performance problems, and sustainability concerns - over program lifetimes. Over the course of three workshops from November 2014 through January 2015, presenters and participants identified the barriers that must be addressed for the Air Force to regain technical baseline control to include workforce, policy and process, funding, culture, contracts, and other factors and provided a terms of reference for a possible follow-on study to explore the issues and make recommendations required to implement and institutionalize the technical baseline concept. Owning the Technical Baseline for Acquisition Program in the U.S. Air Force summarizes the presentations and discussion of the three workshops.
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