AFA's Mitchell Hour to Cover Air Force's Approach to Planning, Budgeting, and Acquisition

Mar 13, 2013, 08:30 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies welcomes Maj. Gen. Robert Kane, Director, Global Reach Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, as the guest speaker for an upcoming Mitchell Hour.

WHO: General Kane will suggest an alternate path forward, one that would integrate and improve the connection between planning, budgeting, and acquisition processes using a value-driven approach highlighting the need to understand what we value and link it with strategic vision.

WHAT: General Kane will offer his personal insights and perspective on ways to better align planning, budgeting, and acquisition processes to get the "best bang for the USAF buck."

WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: AFA's national headquarters at 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA, next to the Key Bridge Marriott. The presentation will be in AFA's fourth floor boardroom.

All Mitchell Hours are free to the public. To register for this event, go to  

The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies is an independent, non-profit research, studies, and analysis organization founded by the Air Force Association. It takes its name from America's most famous and arguably greatest airman, Brig. Gen. William Mitchell. The Institute seeks to carry on, in the modern day, General Mitchell's tireless and dedicated effort to expand airpower thinking and increase public awareness of the need for this unique military instrument. For more information, visit

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.  To accomplish this, we:

  • EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
  • ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
  • SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.

AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members.  Visit AFA on the internet at

SOURCE Air Force Association