On DoD: Air Force
"If you’re doing this for show, it’s very simple to push authority down and sound very innovative and forward-leaning. But if you really want it to endure, it’s a lot of hard work, because you’ve got to be willing to burn what you’re not going to use anymore. I joke with my folks that I am Cortés, and I am burning the ships behind us. We are not going back. Not only did we delete hundreds of pages of useless, mandatory procedures that really just served to stop people from thinking, but we streamlined what remained. And we did the hard work to actually write that down".
Maj. Gen. Cameron Holt
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Contracting, Air Force