DOD dramatically increases military's authority over acquisition programs

By Tony Bertuca / December 13, 2017 at 6:06 PM
The Pentagon's acquisition chief has delegated decision authority on 73 of the 87 major defense acquisition programs to the military services, according to a detailed list provided to Inside Defense . Ellen Lord, the under secretary of acquisition, technology and logistics, told the Senate Armed Services Committee recently that she was acting in compliance with congressional legislation and moving oversight of major procurement programs to the military services. "AT&L should be pushing the majority of the department's work back to...

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