DOD Urged To Improve Long-Term Program Planning

Law360, Washington (September 17, 2013, 3:07 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense must take a long-term view when deciding what programs to adjust or prune as a result of the federal sequester and other budget cuts or risk its defense contractors losing critical capabilities and expertise, a defense think tank argued Tuesday.

According to the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments senior fellow Barry Watts — former head of the DOD’s Office of Program Analysis and Evaluation — the DOD must determine its essential systems and capabilities and build its budget plans around...
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