Analysis: More training for DoD acquisition officers?

Dr. Jacques Gansler, former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 7:07 pm

As the Pentagon reforms its acquisition practices and policies, defense officials have found that requirements development might be a large part of why many programs have exceeded deadlines and budgets.

DoD is recommending that its requirements writers get additional training in an effort to better manage and identify cost-savings in the acquisitions process.

Dr. Jacques Gansler, former under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, joined the Federal Drive with his assessment of DoD acquisition.

Online Chat: Beth Killoran, deputy assistant secretary for Information Technology and chief information officer at HHS, on March 28.

Gansler currently with the school of public policy at the University of Maryland.