Former Deputy Defense Secretary Clashes With Cornyn Over Acquisition Reform

By Tony Bertuca / June 25, 2015 at 1:06 PM
Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) spoke this week in support of proposed acquisition reform measures now being debated that would give military service chiefs greater power over the Pentagon's buying process, though he was opposed by Christine Fox, a former interim deputy defense secretary, who warned it would be a mistake to sideline the Pentagon's civilian authorities. Fox's and Cornyn's comments, which were delivered at a June 24 acquisition reform panel in Washington hosted by the Lexington Institute, serve...

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