Looking for 'Seams' in Service Investment Plans, DOD Expands Key Reform Initiative

By Jason Sherman / March 12, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon is enacting fundamental changes to how the military services construct their six-year investment plans, giving combatant commanders unprecedented influence to identify needed new capabilities and adopting a framework designed to allow decision-makers to move resources between service budgets. The Defense Department is expanding the relatively new approach to managing weapon system projects by bundling programs into capability areas, the fruit of an acquisition reform project launched more than four years ago. It is likely one of the last...

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