U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) is briefed by Brad Tousley on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) ATLAS robot at the Pentagon in Washington (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque).


Thornberry's bill on acquisition reform a good start

April 13, 2015, Jason Tama

Late last month, Rep. Mac Thornberry framed the “Agile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act” as a starting point for defense acquisition reform. Jason Tama writes that sustaining the military’s technological advantage will require overhauling the acquisition system to better balance the need for oversight with the need to transform the military into what Thornberry calls “the world’s fastest incorporator” of new technology.

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