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DOD pricing chief: Pentagon should reward commercial companies' investments

May 30, 2017 at 11:55 AM
The official in charge of pricing the Defense Department's purchases says the Pentagon should advantage commercial companies investing in their own products over defense companies reimbursed for research and development. Shay Assad, director for defense pricing, said earlier this month the Pentagon can attract commercial companies by rewarding them for spending their own money to develop a technology, contrasting that approach with defense companies that are reimbursed by the government for independent research and development (IR&D) expenses. DOD spends approximately...

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