DOD acquisition policy chief pushes to cut procurement time lines

By Justin Doubleday / April 26, 2018 at 5:00 AM
The official charged with setting defense acquisition policies is pushing Congress to streamline requirements that result in lengthy haggling over cost and pricing data so the Defense Department can drastically reduce the time it takes to buy equipment. The Pentagon is asking Congress to tailor the Truth in Negotiations Act so DOD only gets the cost and pricing data it needs from companies, according to Shay Assad, the director of defense procurement and acquisition policy. Speaking at an April 24...

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