The U.S. Air Force created a new office to evaluate and oversee how it buys technology. Among the ideas being discussed is “colorless money.” As the office director, Maj. Gen. Sarah Zabel, explains, the military has certain funds to use for specifically defined things to include procurement, research, and development. However, because the law is so strict when it comes to how these funds are used, it can be difficult trying to switch funds from one “bucket” to another. “Colorless money would be a great advantage to steer the funds and the efforts to what is the opportunity at the time, not what was the opportunity four years ago when you started asking for your money,” she said.
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