Pentagon releases new guidelines to accelerate acquisition

By Tony Bertuca  
January 24, 2020 at 1:40 PM
The Pentagon has released its new Adaptive Acquisition Framework , which defense officials say will dramatically accelerate a notoriously slow and cumbersome system. When Defense Department acquisition chief Ellen Lord previewed the new policy in October , she called it "the most transformational acquisition policy change we’ve seen in decades." The new process will allow acquisition officials to procure defense systems through six separate pathways: urgent operational needs, Middle Tier Acquisition, major capability acquisition, software, defense business systems and services...

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