Writing at Defense One, Marcus Weisgerber notes that a new airplane designed and built by Boeing and Saab went from the design stage to in the air within a year, “light speed for the defense industry.” “We don’t do that very often at The Boeing Company,” said Ted Torgerson, the project’s program manager. “I don’t want to say it’s not been done, but for a manned aircraft to go through a complete and production-ready design — that is as fast and as efficient as we’ve ever been through it.” The plane is competing to replace the Air Force’s 1960s-era T-38 Talon.
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NASPO on the Future of the Workforce
The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) has released a new publication, “Recommendations from the Future Workforce.” The organization conducted focus group discussions, one-on-one interviews, and other research to learn what millennials can bring to state procurement offices, and how state organizations can change to address recruitment and retention challenges.