On DoD: New instruction aims to add management rigor to services acqusition

On this week’s show, we take a detailed look at the long-awaited instruction the Defense Department issued in January on services acquisition. DoD Instruction 5000.74 is the first standalone instruction the department has ever issued specifically on services, recognizing that they differ from products in numerous key ways and need to be managed accordingly.

Ken Brennan, deputy director for services acquisition, office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
Ken Brennan, deputy director for services acquisition, office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy

Our guest for the full hour is Ken Brennan, the deputy director for services in the office of Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy. Among the topics we’ll discuss: What the department is doing to educate its workforce on best practices in services acquisition,  the Service Requirements Review Boards it’s using to ensure its existing service contracts are still needed, and the “functional domain experts” the department has implemented to take a category management approach to services.

 

 

 

 

 

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