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There's another voice in the effort to reform the defense acquisition process. After mounting evidence the defense acquisition system was not nimble enough to respond to changing needs, not tough enough in protecting taxpayer money, and not disciplined enough in weapons systems acquisition, the House Armed Services Committee created the Defense Acquisition Reform Panel to find solutions to these problems.
Defense News reports on changes to major DoD policy issues coming from the new oversight plan.
DoD Buzz reports on the party changeover within the Armed Services Committee.
The House Armed Services Committee is following the success of its acquisition reform panel with a similar approach to Pentagon finances. Reps. Mike Conaway and Rob Andrews will, once again, lead the effort.
A House Armed Services Committee panel is reviewing the Pentagon's efforts to reform its auditing practices. Reps. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Rob Andrews (D-N.J.) head the panel, which is first trying to get a handle on the scope of the issue, Andrews told Federal News Radio's Federal Drive.
GAO finds the Pentagon isn't moving fast enough in improving the skills of their workforce. House lawmakers focused in the acquisition workforce, specifically. DoD defended its efforts, pointing to the 8,600 new acquisition workers hired over the past few years.
Tags: contracting , pay and benefits , vicky hartzler , larry kissell , keith charles , Howard McKeon , Brenda Farrell , DoD , GAO , acquisition , acquisition workforce , human capital management , High Risk list , Peter Buxbaum
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 passed the House on a 322-96 vote. The bill determines defense spending levels and policy.