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US DoD “Implementation Directive for Better Buying Power”

In early 2010, the Defense Department began a comprehensive effort to increase efficiencies, reduce overhead costs, and eliminate redundant functions in order to improve the effectiveness of the DoD enterprise. This effort is focused on reprioritizing how DoD can use resources to more effectively support and sustain the force and most importantly the warfighter.

In support of Secretary Gates’ Efficiency Initiative, the Honorable Ashton B. Carter was sworn in as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, has recently circulated the “Implementation Directive for Better Buying Power: Guidance for Obtaining Greater Efficiency and Productivity in Defense Spending”.

The directive is issued seeking to obtain greater efficiency and productivity in defense spending by pursuing initiatives in the following areas:

  • target affordability and control cost growth
  • incentivize productivity and innovation in industry
  • promote real competition
  • improve tradecraft in service acquisition
  • reduce non-productive processes and bureaucracy

detail of Gate’s “defence efficiency initiative ” are on http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0810_effinit/

the Carter’s Directive is available here 101103 Implementation Directive for Better Buying Power

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