Air Force, Boeing, Defense Department, EADS, Policy

Gates– Just say no to "corporate food fights" on tanker procurement

Audio:Gates on Air Force KC-X competition:   This morning, in an address to the Air Force Association conference, Secretary Gates announced that the  Air Force will be the contracting authority for the KC-X Tanker, but with with oversight from contracting officials at the Department of Defense. He expects the release of the Draft RFP for the KC-X Tanker “soon”. “We are committed to the integrity of the selection process and cannot afford the kind of let downs, parochial squabbles and corporate food fights that have bedeviled this effort over the last number of years.”

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