Tag Archives: acquisition pathway

GAO: DOD Needs Data Strategies to Improve IT Acquisition Monitoring

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has called on the Department of Defense (DOD) to revisit its chief information officer risk ratings, improve data collection initiatives and develop data strategies for its business systems and software acquisition pathways to help enhance acquisition monitoring. Some of these changes are improving data transparency and implementing Agile software development.

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GAO: DOD Needs Reporting Strategy to Improve Weapon Systems Oversight

Pentagon

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that the Department of Defense (DOD) come up with a reporting strategy to enhance oversight of weapon systems developed using multiple pathways. GAO conducted its annual assessment of DOD’s weapon programs and found that the Pentagon’s new acquisition framework enables program managers to implement one or more of six acquisition pathways, including middle-tier acquisition and major capability acquisition pathways.

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Kevin Fahey on DoD’s New Software Development, Acquisition Policy

Hon. Kevin Fahey

Kevin Fahey, assistant secretary of defense for acquisition, said a new policy that seeks to guide services’ software development and acquisition efforts was finalized and signed by Hon. Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner. Hon. Ellen Lord will be featured as the keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club's upcoming 5G Summit on October 27th.

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