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Reform in defense acquisition policies

Edmund Dews

Reform in defense acquisition policies

a different view

by Edmund Dews

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  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Rand Corp. in Santa Monica, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. -- Dept. of Defense -- Procurement.,
  • Weapons systems -- Management.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdmund Dews, John Birkler.
    SeriesRand paper series -- P-6927
    ContributionsBirkler, John.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 6 p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16512485M

    Achieving fully auditable statements has taken longer than I anticipated inwhen I became the DoD comptroller and chief financial officer. DoD should do so as well. Assign defense program management to civilian program managers rather than military personnel. For example, stealth is important if you want to be prepared to penetrate sophisticated enemy air defenses e. Recognize that the vast majority of PMs and professional employer organizations are military, typically O-5s for smaller programs up through O-6s to flag officers for the largest defense programs.

    Alternative weapon systems should also be considered if they can provide some or all of the capabilities needed at a lower cost. Likewise, it should expand investments in programs that have capabilities critical to its defense strategy and make some small but high-risk bets on new technologies with the potential for high payoffs, such as directed-energy and advanced unmanned systems. Military Specifications and Standards: Performance specifications shall be used when purchasing new systems, major modifications, upgrades to current systems, and non- developmental and commercial items, for programs in any acquisition category. Acquisition of Information Technology The authority of the head of an executive agency to conduct an acquisition of information technology includes several general and specific authorities. The MCRM Commission concluded that the types of medical care most required in peacetime led by pregnancy and newborn care do not build the trauma skills needed in war.

    DoD should take the time needed to implement with care the many changes recently made to the defense acquisition system. Sullivan, or sullivanm gao. For 15 program offices, we gathered data on the time to complete the entire milestone decision process. Permission is given to duplicate this electronic document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. I also accept the report of the Industry Review Pane] on Specifications and Standards and direct the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition and Technology to appropriately implement the Panel's recommendations. However, their tenure as a PM is typically 2 and a half to 3 years, at which time they exit for their next deployment, repeating the process for the next military replacement to arrive to pick up on the issues left behind by former PM.


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Congress needs to hold hearings and express interest in this topic, which will encourage DoD to pay more attention.

Don’t Believe the Defense Acquisition Reform Hype

Sign up for the Early Bird Brief, the defense industry's most comprehensive news and information, straight to your inbox. A broad, long-term budget deal constitutes the only realistic solution.

The Act provides that the government information technology shop be operated as an efficient and profitable business Reform in defense acquisition policies book be operated. Clearly, a broad deal will be possible only if the new president makes it a priority. On auditing, the bill would require DoD to establish and use clear materiality standards in performing contract audits, ensuring that government resources are focused on identifying significant discrepancies, and it allows DoD to hire private-sector audit firms to reduce the existing backlog in contract audits.

DoD needs to pay more attention to its civilian employees. The Council shall coordinate with the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition Reform regarding specification and standards reform matters, ant!

Waivers for the use of military specifications and stanciarcis must be approved by the Milestone Decision Authority as clefinec3 in Part 2 of DoD Instruction The Under Secretary will make this language effective days after the date of this memorandum.

Finally, the Thornberry bill works to improve structural elements of the acquisition system. But savings from eliminating even a portion of this excess infrastructure would be substantial. Range and payload are key considerations if you want to be less reliant on forward bases that are vulnerable to attack.

Some of the decisions they may face could even have negative impacts on their career progressions beyond their PM assignments. Changes must also take into account effects on the federal deficit, which has shrunk in recent years but will begin rising again as more baby boomers retire.

CSIS does not take specific policy positions. Some of the cost growth reflects improvements in weapons needed to meet evolving threats.

Defense Reform in a New Administration

Pending legislation would require numerous other changes in the acquisition system aimed at encouraging innovation and making other improvements. Given the current compression in the pay Reform in defense acquisition policies book, newly minted members of the Senior Executive Service SES — who provide career leadership for the civil service — often receive only a token pay raise.

While recent reforms have benefited individual programs, it is premature to say there is a trend or a corner has been turned. Agency Affected: Department of Defense.Jun 21,  · The armed services committees are committed to improving defense acquisition, boosting military readiness and breaking down Pentagon bureaucracy.

Committee Staffers Outline Need For. Defense Acquisition Reform: Background, Analysis, and Issues for Congress Congressional Research Service Summary The Department of Defense (DOD) relies extensively on contractors to equip and support the U.S.

military in peacetime and during military operations, obligating more than $ billion on contracts in FY Sep 15,  · The Defense Department’s antiquated acquisition system and policies present major problems for DOD in fulfilling today’s mission needs and contribute to government cost overruns, a congressional acquisition reform panel has concluded in a recent report.

“The panel found that while the nature of defense acquisition has substantially changed, the defense acquisition process has not kept.Bad Idea: Accountability in Defense Acquisition Pdf partnering with the Center for Strategic and International Studies to bring you their fab Bad Ideas series through the Christmas holiday season.Over the past three years, the Policy team has led NDIA’s Acquisition Reform Initiative.

This effort has provided legislative recommendations to assist Congressional acquisition reform efforts, many of which were enacted or influenced final provisions in the Fiscal Year and Fiscal Year National Defense Authorization Acts.Welcome to the official website of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)).