Analysis: More training for DoD acquisition officers?

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 11:12am EST

Dr. Jacques Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

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As the Pentagon reforms its acquisition practices and policies, defense officials have found that requirements development might be a large part of why many programs have exceeded deadlines and budgets.

DoD is recommending that its requirements writers get additional training in an effort to better manage and identify cost-savings in the acquisitions process.

Dr. Jacques Gansler, former under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, joined the Federal Drive with his assessment of DoD acquisition.

Gansler currently with the school of public policy at the University of Maryland.