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Rep. Mac Thornberry’s, R-Texas, latest proposal for acquisition reform presses the Department of Defense (DoD) to implement initiatives Congress has already passed and borrows heavily from the Section 809 panel recommendations. The overall proposal would cut more than 100 legal provisions, including ones that force the Pentagon to operate more than a dozen offices within its acquisition bureaucracy that may or may not be needed. Additionally, the proposal would also put all of the statutory provisions dealing with Defense acquisition in one section of federal law and simplifies the upward of 40 sometimes-contradictory definitions of what constitutes a commercial item down to just two: one for commercial goods, another for commercial services.

Full Story: Federal News Radio

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