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SASC chair anticipates push for ‘significant reforms’ in 2025 NDAA to help Pentagon acquire new tech

March 18, 2024

Jon Harper


Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) listens as Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) speaks during a news conference on the introduction of their Protection from Abusive Passengers Act at the U.S. Capitol Building on April 06, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

By Jon Harper, DefenseScoop / March 18, 2024

Trying to improve acquisition processes to help the Pentagon modernize its forces isn’t a new item on Congress’ agenda. But the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told reporters that he expects lawmakers to move more aggressively to institute major reforms in the fiscal 2025 defense policy bill.

A commission on reforming defense planning, programming, budgeting and execution recently delivered its final report to Congress, a nearly 400-page document that recommends a slew of changes in these areas.

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