Congress: Proposed Bill Would Change Pentagon Buying

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:15am

Defense News reports that “House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry next week will unveil legislation that would make some changes to the Pentagon’s buying system.”  

“The Texas Republican told reporters Monday that he intends to introduce the bill by “mid-week” next week, aiming to give members a month to provide feedback before HASC begins crafting its 2016 national defense authorization (NDAA) bill.”  

“The legislation is the product of lengthy committee study of the Pentagon acquisition system, which officials and lawmakers of both parties agree too often churns out weapons far over budget and behind schedule — or leads the services to cancel them. Former HASC Chairman Buck McKeon, R-Calif., set in motion the study and tapped Thornberry to lead it.”