At a Senate hearing on defense innovation, Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work told lawmakers the Department of Defense (DoD) will soon present its plan and timeline for dividing the acquisition, technology and logistics office into two separate offices, as mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. “Under this new structure, the [undersecretary of defense for research and engineering] will be empowered to take suitable risks to achieve outcomes,” Work said. “They will shed the risk-averse mantle of traditional acquisition and pursue innovative technology and concepts that can result in dramatic increases in capability and new ways to achieve mission objectives.”

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