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Stepping Back from Acquisition Reform: How Our Resourcing Processes Drive Defense Outcomes. Arlington, VA : National Defense Industrial Association , January 25, , 2022

January 25, 2022

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From the introduction: “Since the mid-1980’s, several major acquisition reform studies and proposals have recommended changes to the resourcing process as part of broader acquisition reform. Several have suggested that Congress shift defense spending authorities to the Executive Branch by passing appropriations bills covering two-year or longer periods, mitigating the impacts of continuing resolutions, providing appropriations to support broader mission portfolios rather than individual acquisition programs, and granting DOD greater flexibility in the transfer and use of appropriated funds. These recommendations also advocate streamlining DOD internal processes in areas such as below-threshold reprogramming of appropriated funds.”


Etherton, Jon, Evans, Corbin, Jones, Nick, McCaffrey, Rachel, Van Steenburg, Robert, Winn, Jacob


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