Acquisition Reform: How Training Can Help
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA
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With an ever-growing national debt and more than 17 trillion in unfunded liabilities, the Department of Defense is, yet again, focused on acquisition reform as a way to achieve new efficiencies and savings. Acquisition reform efforts certainly are not new. A recent study revealed that more than 260 pertinent studies, commissions, and papers have been written over the last 20 years, including the highly regarded Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment DAPA of 2005. Although DAPA and other major efforts such as the Packard Report 1986 and the Fitzhugh Commission 1970 have led to improvements in the acquisition process, many of the key reforms mentioned throughout the decades have not been implemented. The reasons for this are varied and complex, but there are some internal things that DoD can do to improve the acquisition process.
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