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Special Ops Acquisition Official Promises More Openness, Industry Dialogue – National Defense

Special Ops Acquisition Official Promises More Openness, Industry Dialogue – National Defense

A Special Operations Command official Jan. 20 vowed to be more open with industry during its acquisitions processes. James Smith, deputy director for acquisitions at SOCOM, said he has heard the criticism that program managers have been known to throw a “cone of silence” over the acquisition proceedings, a reference to the television spy spoof Get Smart. The lack of communication is said to prompt award protests.

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