Tag Archives: Acquisition Reform

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

The 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 …

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Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson: Army Acquisition Reform Focuses on Modernization

Lt. Gen. Michael Williamson, principal military deputy to the U.S. Army acquisitions chief, has said that a “whole government” approach and an increased decision-making authority for the services will help efforts to reform defense acquisition. He told Defense News reporter Jen Judson in an interview published Tuesday that acquisition reform plans should focus on …

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Larry Allen: Federal Govt Should Start Acquisition Reform Efforts With ‘Open Dialog’ With Service Contractors

Larry Allen, founder and president of Allen Federal Business Partners, has said government acquisition officials should monitor spending on services in order to manage procurement processes in the federal government. Allen wrote in a Federal News Radio article published Monday that federal acquisition leaders can begin their spending monitoring and procurement …

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IBM’s Jimmy Norcross: Pentagon’s ‘Better Buying Power’ to Promote Agile Acquisition

A new report by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says the Defense Department’s Better Buying Power program can be implemented across government agencies to advance agile procurement processes, expand partnerships with industry and further build up services acquisitions. The “Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power” …

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Mac Thornberry: 2016 NDAA Would Be Step Toward Defense Acquisition Reform

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) has said the 2016 defense policy bill is a significant first step in their efforts to revamp the Pentagon’s acquisition system, Defense News reported Monday. Joe Gould writes some observers like Thornberry see the current procurement process at the Defense Department as unfavorable to U.S. military …

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McCain, Thornberry Call for Review of DoD Reorganization Law

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Senate counterpart Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) plan to hold congressional hearings to re-examine a 1986 law that established the U.S. military’s current command structure, Defense News reported Tuesday. Joe Gould writes that Thornberry and McCain called for a review of the Goldwater-Nichols Act as Congress seeks to …

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Sue Gordon: NGA to Reform Acquisition System Through Org Structure, Function Changes

Sue Gordon, deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, has told agency personnel that a new initiative will work to streamline NGA’s acquisition system through changes in organizational structure and decision-making authority. NGA said Tuesday Gordon sent employees a letter on the agency’s acquisition reform plan, which she said is based on …

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Frank Kendall: Lawmakers Removed NDAA’s Acquisition Reform Language Under Debate

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said the acquisition reform language under debate in the proposed National Defense Authorization Act for 2016 have mostly been removed following talks between lawmakers, Defense News reported Tuesday. Aaron Mehta writes that Kendall told his audience at a Defense One event that the Defense Department will further review …

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