A Framework for Modernization within the United States Air Force

A Framework for Modernization within the United States Air Force

A Framework for Modernization within the United States Air Force

A Framework for Modernization within the United States Air Force

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Since assuming the position of Chief of Staff, Headquarters, United States Air Force in 2001, General John Jumper has sought to invigorate the process of modernizing the operational capabilities provided by the Air Force. Central to his approach has been a focus on concepts of operation(CONOPs) to achieve operational capabilities, as opposed to hardware or programs, as the centerpiece of thinking about and describing those capabilities. General Jumper has elected to pursue an approach involving “task forces” (teams) and the concepts they would employ to achieve important operational objectives in future conflicts. He has designated officers to serve as “champions” for promoting new concepts that provide key types of operational capabilities and for monitoring the status of these within the Air Force's programming and budgeting process.

This report offers a broad conceptual framework for promoting innovation and modernization within the Air Force that is consistent with General Jumper's emphasis on operational concepts and capabilities. It aims to help the Air Staff implement General Jumper's approach in several ways: First, it offers a clearly defined set of terms relevant to the consideration of military capabilities and concepts at several levels of operation. Second, it identifies (generically) the principal actors within the Air Force who are responsible for guiding and promoting innovation. Third, it lays out a process governing the interactions among these principal actors, encompassing activities that range from strategic planning to providing the operational capabilities needed by warfighting units. Finally, this report offers the . . .

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