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Thornberry's latest acquisition reform bill targets intellectual property, services contracts

May 18, 2017 |
Tony Bertuca
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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) is poised to release an acquisition reform bill that proposes to transform how the Pentagon procures many goods and services, including intellectual property, according to committee aides who briefed reporters. Among the most significant changes proposed in the bill is an authorization for the Defense Department to begin using existing online marketplaces to procure a selection of commercial items from suppliers. For instance, the company Grainger has an online marketplace for procuring...

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