Defense Acquisition Reform: Where do We Go from Here?

October 2nd, 2014|NEWS: SME Insight|
Defense Acquisition Reform

The US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recently contacted over thirty experts from a broad range of backgrounds and solicited their views on the Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition process and how weapon system procurement can be improved. Their findings are summarized in the 2 October 2014 Staff Report titled Defense Acquisition Reform: Where do we go from here. A Compendium of Views by Leading Experts.

The Subcommittee identified four overarching themes within the experts’ responses:

  • Incentivization of the acquisition workforce
  • Attracting and training a qualified acquisition workforce
  • Realism in program requirements and budgets
  • The role of the service chiefs in the acquisition process

You can download the full report, which includes biographies and full text of each expert’s input here.