House bill proposes increased oversight, cost thresholds for 'middle-tier' programs

June 10, 2019 at 3:38 PM
New House legislation would increase oversight of the military services' "middle-tier acquisition" programs by providing the Office of the Secretary of Defense with more information to evaluate those efforts, as well as setting a cost threshold on such programs. In his mark of the fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) proposes providing OSD with "access to all technical data, records, and information necessary to evaluate the technical maturity of acquisitions carried out...

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