The Crossroads of Special Operations

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Wasted dollars and unfulfilled requirements: The case for fixing Pentagon procurement | Defense News

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Over the last 25 years, the US Department of Defense has invested hundreds of billions of dollars on military equipment that has merely failed to perform as expected. These systems have gone way too expensive and have either been received extremely late or terminated entirely after the Department of Defense spent billions of dollars on them. The department is constantly looking for future capabilities to preserve our competitive edge — platforms and innovations that do not yet emerge. As a result, it’s easy for the industry to make noble and unachievable time and cost commitments while ignoring contract rivalry, putting the Department of Defense, lawmakers, and the American taxpayer in a dangerous position.

Source: https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2021/05/26/wasted-dollars-and-unfulfilled-requirements-the-case-for-fixing-pentagon-procurement/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2005.26.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

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