Magazine article National Defense

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Magazine article National Defense

News and Notes

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One battle facing Jacques Gansler, the likely replacement for Paul G. Kaminski as undersecretary of defense for acquisition and technology, is the ongoing outsourcing crusade. Depot caucuses on Capitol Hill are powerful, and without legislative help from Congress to provide relief to the 60-40 rule, his hands are tied. Will he take up the battle? Gansler, some may remember, headed the Defense Science Board study that said outsourcing depot maintenance and non-core defense business could save the Pentagon 30 percent ...

Acquisition folks are getting a little anxious now that the actual implementation of the quadrennial review will show up in the budget starting next year. This will be the first real sign of substantive nature of QDR-is the Pentagon brass really going to change the budget to reflect the study's recommendations? . Speculation still abounds that Colleen Preston, former undersecretary of defense for acquisition reform, will replace Steve Kelman, who left the office of federal procurement policy last month. …

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