The Navy is shortening contract times for small businesses and trying to get them to production faster.
The new position of deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for Sustainment will be up and running as of Oct. 1.
A wide spectrum of agencies has stressed the need to speed up procurement and solicit ideas on how to make the process more innovative to ensure they’re not signing up to buy yesterday’s technology tomorrow.
The systems commands will now have a $500 million ceiling for OTA contracts.
Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione spoke with Navy acquisition chief James Geurts during the Modern Day Marine Military Expo in Quantico, Virginia.
After three years of procurement reform, the military services want time to assess the new acquisition tools they’ve been given.
After three years of reforms, Congress is getting its report card from the military.
James Geurts, the new assistant secretary of the Navy for research, development and acquisition believes the Navy can move faster than initially planned in its “cloud first” strategy.
The Senate Armed Services chairman says he’ll withhold acquisition approvals from DoD programs unless the department completes its first financial audit.