A pathway to transformation

Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, will discuss a new report that looks at how to fix the defense acquisition system. December 9, 2014

September 9, 2014 — This week on “Off the Shelf”, Jon Etherton, president of Etherton & Associates, Inc., and senior fellow at the National Defense Industrial Association, provides a briefing on a new NDIA report titled: “Pathway to Transformation: NDIA Acquisition Reform Recommendations”.

The NDIA report sets forth a series of recommendations for improving the performance of the acquisition system, in particular the defense acquisition system.

As one of the chief architects of the report, Etherton provides his insights on three areas of recommendations: (1) Authority and Accountability; (2) Matching Requirements to Resources; and (3) Evidence-Based Decision Making.

He covers a range of specific recommendations in each area including recommendations for promoting innovation through the commercial marketplace, raising the simplified acquisition threshold, and improving data reporting and analysis.

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