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Reforming defense department acquisition policy: UM expert
Date:3/4/2009

lash, worldwide pandemics, the challenging U.S. demographics, and to do all of this in a likely fiscally-constrained budget environment." (Excerpt from Gansler's prepared remarks)

ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES

"To address these challenges, four, highly interrelated acquisition issues must be addressed (by the DOD and Congress):

1) What goods and services to buy (the "requirements" process);

2) How to buy them ('acquisition reform');

3) Who does the acquiring (the acquisition workforce) ;

4) From whom is it acquired (the industrial base).

I wish I could tell you that there was a 'silver bullet' to address the needed changes; but this truly requires a broad set of initiatives in each of the four areas - - if the nation is to achieve the required 21st Century National Security posture." (Excerpt from Gansler's prepared remarks).


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Contact: Neil Tickner
ntickner@umd.edu
301-405-4622
University of Maryland
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