Acquisition reform is necessary to maintain the Department of Defense's (DoD's) current technological and military supremacy over potential rivals in the coming decades or risk falling behind more nimble innovators.
Jindal’s remarks are in tune with an emerging trend among GOP presidential hopefuls: the belief that a strong national defense should be a defining issue in the 2016 fight for the White House.
It is time for politicians once again to embrace the postwar consensus of the need for a strong national defense, having learned the lesson that the best way to avoid battle is to prepare for it.
As we draw to the close of the politically relevant portion of the Obama presidency – the years in which the president had the power to get anything done, and the interest in doing it – we are at a point where we can assess the nation and the world...
In the current budgetary environment, there is nothing more critical to national security than getting acquisition right. If we get it wrong, we will end up with a hollow, unready force.
The United States does not need Iran's help to defeat the Islamic State. The last thing Washington should do is give Iran's role in the region more credibility and a wider scope for its ambitions.
With Friday’s “interim release” of the Department of Defense’s next phase of acquisition reform, Better Buying Power 3.0, we turn to PSF contributor William Greenwalt for some initial thoughts.
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