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Report: Mark Esper Open to Cutting Legacy Programs to Find Savings Under Defense-Wide Review

Defense Secretary and a 2019 Wash100 Award winner Mark Esper said a department-wide review of defense programs to generate savings will involve “divesting of legacy capabilities that simply aren’t suited” for future combat operations, Defense News reported Wednesday.

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DoD Nominee Mark Esper Cites AI as Top Modernization Priority

 

Mark Esper, the White House’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Defense and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said artificial intelligence would be his top priority in technology modernization if he gets confirmed, FedScoop reported Tuesday. “Different people put different things as number one, for me it is AI,” Esper told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing Tuesday.

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Rep. Mac Thornberry Releases FY20 NDAA Proposals on Acquisition, Industry Participation

Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, introduced two proposals for inclusion in the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to improve acquisition procedures and promote industry engagement, the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday. Thornberry, a ranking member of the committee, noted that his reform proposals set out to “improve agility, cut bureaucracy, promote justice, provide better benefits, and save the taxpayer billions.”

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DoD CMO Releases Initial Enterprise Business Reform Plan

The Department of Defense’s office of the chief management officer issued an initial plan to reform DoD’s enterprise business operations on Friday. OCMO set up three reform teams – human resources, supply chain and logistics and category management - to “establish a culture of continuous improvement focused on results and accountability” and oversee four activities cited in Section 921 of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019, according to the report.

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