GAO Considers Greater Acquisition Role For Military Service Chiefs

By Tony Bertuca / June 11, 2015 at 3:29 PM
As lawmakers on Capitol Hill consider defense acquisition reform legislation that would increase the role of the military service chiefs at the expense of the Pentagon's civilian authorities, the Government Accountability Office has released a report highlighting the fundamental contours of the debate. "While one could argue whether more formal authority should be granted to the service chiefs, the current acquisition process allows for the service chiefs to be more involved in the management and oversight of acquisition programs," according...

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