DOD Weapon Systems In-Sourcing Goals Fall Short: Report

Law360, New York (September 20, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has made some progress in building its workforce for engineering and testing new weapon systems, but budget cuts and a hiring freeze have left the agency overreliant on contractors, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report released Monday.

The report updates Congress on the Pentagon's efforts to implement the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act, passed in 2009, which created two deputy assistant secretary positions within the agency to oversee the military's systems engineering and developmental testing. The act was aimed...
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