DOD Officials Hurry to Assess Effects of Levin-McCain Acquisition Bill

/ February 25, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Feb. 25, 2009 -- Pentagon officials today were scrambling to provide their assessment of a new acquisition reform bill introduced this week by Senate Armed Services Committee leaders before a Friday meeting between Defense Secretary Robert Gates and bill co-sponsor Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), InsideDefense.com has learned. Sens. Carl Levin (D-MI) and McCain introduced the "Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009" yesterday. The legislation aims to correct what the senators believe to be "major flaws" in the way the...

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