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Jeff White on Army’s Use of Other Transaction Authorities

Jeff White, principal deputy to the assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, said the service is keen to use other transaction authorities to accelerate the acquisition process but wants to exercise caution when using OTA agreements, National Defense reported Wednesday. During the Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference in California, White said that he considers OTA a “highly effective business tool” for the service’s prototyping, research and production initiatives.

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Ellen Lord Cites DoD Acquisition Reform Goals for 2019

Ellen Lord, undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment at the Department of Defense, has said one of her goals for calendar year 2019 is to revise the DoD Instruction 5000.02 policy, Defense News reported Thursday. “In 2019, one of my key objectives is to rewrite 5000.02,” she told reporters on Dec. 17.

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GAO: DoD Should Develop Department-Wide Prototyping Strategy

The Government Accountability Office has called on the Defense Department to establish a department-wide strategy that will guide prototyping initiatives. GAO said Tuesday DoD’s prototyping efforts face challenges such as limited funds, a risk-averse culture and competing priorities. DoD has yet to develop a strategy that outlines prototyping goals and priorities as well …

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Robert Work: DoD’s Proposed FY 2018 Budget Seeks to Increase Spending on Munitions, Strategic Capabilities Office

Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work has said Defense Department planners have started to develop a budget plan for fiscal year 2018 that aims to increase funds for military weapons and prototyping efforts of DoD’s strategic capabilities office, Defense News reported Monday. Work told reporters that President-elect Donald Trump’s team would finalize the …

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