Lawmakers Ask Industry Groups to Offer Defense Procurement Recommendations

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CongressSenate and House armed services committee leaders have enlisted nine trade groups to review the Pentagon’s weapons acquisition system and make recommendations to streamline the process, National Defense Magazine reported Sunday.

Sandra Erwin writes that armed services committees from both chambers of Congress also asked those industry associations to specify whether existing acquisition policies need to be amended.

Lawmakers expect to receive proposals by July 10.

Jon Etherton, a National Defense Industrial Association senior fellow, is coordinating private-sector input as part of a congressional review on military acquisition programs.

The magazine reports that industry’s recommendations will be considered in legislative sessions leading up to the fiscal 2016 defense authorization budget.

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