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.
Gansler currently with the school of public policy at the University of Maryland.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-9 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, DC region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.