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Letter | Leveling of the EELV Playing Field Should Be Done on New Entrant Side

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The article bore no resemblance to what was actually a timely, thoughtful GAO report.

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Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.   Credit: DoD, Glenn Fawcett
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Letter: Prudent To Delay EELV Block Buy

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On July 26, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released an excellent follow-on report on the Pentagon’s primary satellite launching program, “Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Is Addressing Knowledge Gaps in Its New Acquisition Strategy.”

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EELV Competition vs. Block Buy: It’s Not One or the Other

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In the debate over how best to acquire launch services for our nation’s critical payloads, two options are sometimes cast in opposition: Buy economically from the current supplier, or compete. This characterization is a false choice that leads to misunderstanding and obscures the facts. The fact is that the Air Force acquisition strategy includes both options; the difference is timing.

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