Young: DOD Making Progress Keeping Costs Down Through COTS Use

By Jason Simpson / November 20, 2008 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department is making "some progress" in investigating commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) technology to bring acquisition programs' costs down, according to Pentagon acquisition chief John Young. "I tell my guys, 'If we can add value, add value; if we can't add value, get the hell out of the way and let the services manage the programs,'" Young told reporters at a Nov. 20 breakfast in Washington, referring to strides taken in maintaining budgets with initiatives including the use of COTS products...

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