Pentagon Pushing Back On House Provision To 'Undermine' Top Weapons Tester

By Tony Bertuca / July 16, 2015 at 12:11 PM
The Pentagon, in a formal appeal sent to the conference committee debating the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill, is targeting controversial House legislation that would require the Defense Department's chief weapons tester to ensure his office does not "unnecessarily" increase acquisition program costs or impede schedules, according to documents obtained by . The Senate's proposed version of the bill has no such provision concerning the office of J. Michael Gilmore, the director of operational test and evaluation. The...

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