Deltek: Defense Bill Ties Parts Of Pentagon Funds To Contract Inventory


A draft version of the fiscal year 2013 defense authorization bill would tie funding for several Pentagon entities, according to a Deltek analysis.

John Slye of GovWin evaluated the House Armed Services Committee’s progress in marking up their version of the bill.

The proposed legislation would restrict 20 percent of funds on the offices of:

  • defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics
  • assistant Navy secretary for research, development and acquisition
  • assistant Air Force secretary for acquisition

Those offices would not get to spend the funds until they make progress on collecting data and reporting on service contract inventories, according to Slye.

Under the current markup, the defense secretary’s office and the departments of the Navy and Air Force would also have 20 percent of funds withheld from spending on other contracts.

Those funds would be released when the secretary certifies to Congress that the Pentagon is collecting data on service contracts.

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