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Lt. Gen. John Murray: Army to Think Beyond NDAA for Acquisition Reform

acquisition policyThe U.S. Army wants to implement programs beyond what the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act calls for to reform procurement, requirements determination and budgeting systems across the military service, Defense News reported Thursday.

Jed Judson writes the plan was sent to Congress and would allow Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley to play a central role in the branch’s acquisition process.

“[Milley] is all-in on his role in terms of acquisition reform and where we go in the future,” Lt. Gen. John Murray, Army deputy chief of staff for resources, told a McAleese/Credit Suisse-hosted forum in Washington.

“We don’t think this NDAA goes quite far enough to give him the authorities he needs to fully implement and be responsible,” Murray added, according to the publication.

The Army seeks to launch weapon development initiatives without full oversight from the Defense Department‘s  Director of Operational Test and Evaluation, Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation and other DoD acquisition program overseers, Breaking Defense reports.

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