8/22/2006 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Air Force officials recently named the new assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.
As the Air Force's new senior acquisition executive, Sue C. Payton is responsible for all Air Force research, development and non-space acquisition activities. She provides direction, guidance and supervision on all matters pertaining to the formulation, review, approval and execution of Air Force acquisition plans, policies and programs.
Speaking at her confirmation ceremony, Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne said Ms. Payton would redefine integrity in the Air Force acquisition system upon assuming her new leadership role.
"Sue brings with her a mandate for integrity," Secretary Wynne said. "By infusing utmost integrity and transparency into our acquisition processes, she will restore credibility and confidence in our Air Force acquisition system, ensuring we husband resources to bring the best value products and services to our warfighters."
During her career, Ms. Payton has served in both industry and government. Most recently, she served the Department of Defense as the deputy undersecretary of Defense for advanced systems and concepts. She has extensive experience leading government and industry partnerships focused on maturing and applying technology, operations concepts, tactics, techniques and procedures to solve worldwide national security problems.
"With acquisition experience in industry and government, guided by impeccable character, she will restore our acquisition community to greatness," Secretary Wynne said.