Accession Number : ADA323215

Title :   Statement of The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology, Honorable Paul C. Kaminski, Before the Acquisition and Technology Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on Defense Acquisition Reform.

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA323215

Report Date : 19 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Lasting acquisition reform requires commitment to a continuous process of improving a system which took over 50 years to build. The Department must continuously evaluate the way it does business in order to ensure that the war fighter has access to leading edge technology that is affordable and militarily effective. Our vision is to be the smartest, most efficient, most responsive buyer of best value goods and services to meet the war fighters' needs. DoD has achieved a large measure of success with acquisition reform. The Department has made a number of critical and historical changes that are now being institutionalized and beginning to bear fruit. However, there are still many areas that require further work. This statement is a "report card" on where we have been in acquisition reform. It is also a strategic plan for where we are going in the future. The Department cannot, and will not, rest on its laurels. DoD is committed to sustaining the momentum built up during the last four years by continuing to institutionalize the reforms already begun.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *ACQUISITION, *OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, MEASUREMENT, WARFARE, STRATEGY, HISTORY, JET FIGHTERS, CONTINUOUS PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE