Pentagon proposes streamlining milestone B decision process

By Tony Bertuca / April 1, 2024 at 3:21 PM
The Defense Department is asking Congress to consider legislation that would allow for the streamlining of the milestone B phase of the weapon system acquisition process, which, according to DOD, currently suffers from a "bureaucratic bottleneck." Milestone B, also known as the engineering and manufacturing development phase, is the key pathway for large acquisition programs to eventually reach full-rate production and fielding. The department’s new legislative proposal seeks to “reduce the administrative burden associated with the milestone B approval process”...

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