Report to Congress: Restructuring the Department of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Organization and Chief Management Officer Organization   [open pdf - 474KB]

"The Department of Defense (DoD) reorganization directed by the FY 2017 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act] provides a once in a generation opportunity to improve how the Department is organized and operates. While much work remains to be done, this report explains how the DoD will reorganize to better pursue the goals of technological superiority, affordable systems, and well managed business operations. The DoD research, engineering, acquisition and sustainment organizations and processes must be sources of competitive advantage that ensure the warfighting superiority of U.S. forces around the globe. The weapon systems and capabilities that the Department delivers to the warfighter today are in many respects the envy of other nations' fighting forces. However, the current pace at which we develop advanced warfighting capability is being eclipsed by those nations that pose the greatest threat to our security. Additionally, the increasing cost of our major weapon systems has placed at risk our ability to acquire and sustain these systems at sufficient levels. To outpace the threat and seize on technological opportunities, the development of advanced capabilities must be a top strategic objective for the DoD. […] The FY 2016 and FY 2017 NDAAs provide sweeping guidance, tools, and direction to implement profound changes to acquisition management in order to achieve the overarching objectives of technical superiority and weapon system affordability."

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