Acquisition Chief Gives “Sneak Peek” at Reform Push

To combat typical cost growth that could defeat the Pentagon's global strategy, the Defense Department is pushing a series of acquisition reforms, a senior Pentagon official said at a Senate aerospace caucus breakfast hosted by the Aerospace Industries Association Sept. 19. The changes could significantly alter the way the agency and contractors do business, rewriting instructions to acquisition officers, training the work force and killing unaffordable programs earlier in the development cycle.

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