Inside the Pentagon - October 12, 2017

DOD acquisition chief sets targets for streamlining contracting

October 11, 2017 |
Marjorie Censer Tony Bertuca
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The Pentagon's new acquisition chief is seeking to cut in half the time it takes to award contracts, hinting at new pilot programs and highlighting software development as a significant capability gap for the military. "There is an incredible amount of bureaucracy. We're looking at paring that down," Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Ellen Lord said Wednesday during a panel discussion at the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington. Lord said she...

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