30 Jan '18, 9pm

Congress Must Protect Tech From DoD Bureaucracy, And Itself: Experts

Congress Must Protect Tech From DoD Bureaucracy, And Itself: Experts

“We tend to commit acquisition infanticide,” said Jim Thomas of Telemus Group consulting and the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Once something becomes an official program of record, he said, all sorts of “special interests” in and out of the Pentagon will fight to protect its funding, but getting into the program in the first place is hard. “This is a critical role that Congress can play … as it’s done historically on a lot of capabilities like Tomahawk cruise missiles in the 1970s and 1980s or Predator UAVs, (which) ran into enormous resistance, and Congress was able to overcome that.”

Full article: https://breakingdefense.com/2018/01/congress-must-protect...

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