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Part 2: DoD finds clear benefits in aftermath of Goldwater-Nichols

After the passage of the 1986 Goldwater-Nichols Act, the Pentagon stopped fighting the Congressional push for the military services to come together. Instead, it innovated joint operations beyond the wildest hopes of reformers in Congress. Can that model be exported to the rest of the federal government?

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , James Locher , David Jones , Rudy deLeon , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force , Marines

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:30am EST
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Part 1: 25 years ago, Goldwater-Nichols united the Pentagon

It took more than four years, but Congress succeeded in revamping the organizational structure of the Pentagon over the strident objections of the military's own leadership 25 years ago.

Tags: DoD , management , reorganization , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Barry Goldwater , Sam Nunn , Bill Nichols , James Locher , David Jones , Rudy deLeon , Lindsey Graham , Jared Serbu , Joint Chiefs of Staff , Army , Navy , Air Force , Marines

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 05:48am EST
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House Armed Services sets up acquisition panel

The House Armed Services Committee today formed a panel to figure out how best to reform the Defense Department's acquisition programs and processes.

Tags: contracting , Jim McHugh , Jim Andrews , Mike Conaway , Clair McCaskill , Carl Levin , John McCain , House Armed Services Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DoD , acquisition reform

Friday - 03/06/2009, 04:48pm EST

Legislating acquisition reform

Tags: stimulus , acquisition reform , DoD , Pentagon ,

Monday - 04/27/2009, 11:05am EDT
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Defense oversight to change as GOP moves in

The leadership of several key defense committees will change hands as a result of the 2010 midterm elections. The transfer of power is expected to reshape defense oversight in the House.

Tags: DoD Report , Congress , Congressional Spotlight , 2010 Election , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , David Petraeus , Afghanistan , Don't Ask, Don't Tell , GITMO , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 05:43pm EDT

Bill promotes jointness among national security agencies

Congressmen Skelton and Davis say legislation would apply the lessons learned from Goldwater-Nichols Act to more than 13 agencies to help promote collaboration and understanding of each other's roles. The bill calls for a two-year detail for each senior official to learn how other national security agencies work.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Geoff Davis , House Armed Services Committee , DoD , State , Treasury , USDA , James Loser , Project on National Security Reform , national security personnel , training , Goldwater-Nichols Act , Jason Miller

Thursday - 09/30/2010, 07:15pm EDT
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Panel: QDR comes up short, leaves Navy too small

A bipartisan team of former national security and military leaders passes judgement on the Quadrennial Defense Review.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , William Perry , Stephen Hadley , House Armed Services Committee , Buck McKeon , QDR , Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel

Monday - 08/23/2010, 06:59pm EDT

Pentagon contracting reform bill heads for full House

The House Armed Services Committee has given unanimous approval to a bill that would mandate sweeping reforms of the Pentagon's non-weapons system contracting and acquisitions programs. The bill, HR 5013, enjoys broad bi-partisan support and is being fast-tracked for a possible vote as early as next week.

Tags: newsstand , contracting , DoD , Pentagon , Robert Andrews , Mike Conaway , House Armed Services Committee , auditing , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 03:31pm EDT
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