Building an Agile Force: The Imperative for Speed & Adaptation in the U.S. Aerospace Industrial Base

The U.S. Air Force is the oldest and smallest that it has ever been. The problem isn’t simply budget but acquisition behavior. At the rollout of the Mitchell Institute’s new research report, Building an Agile Force: The Imperative for Speed and Adaptation in the U.S. Aerospace Industrial Base, the authors explore how the Air Force can rejuvenate the aerospace industry to achieve a force that can innovatively outpace peer adversaries. Lt Gen (Ret.) Dave Deptula, Dean of the Mitchell Institute, leads a discussion with co-author Heather Penney and Dr. Tim Grayson, director of DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office, on how the U.S. Air Force can accelerate change and evolve to a more mosaic force.

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