Congress 'Decimated' Better Buying Power, Army Officials Say

Law360, Washington (October 22, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army's acquisition leaders blasted Congress on Tuesday for undermining their long-term contracting strategy and Better Buying Power focus with insufficient, short-term appropriations, claiming continuing resolutions and sequestration have ruined their attempts to stabilize their acquisition efforts.

Although the Army has tried to “do more without more” via its Better Buying Power program, Army Acquisition Executive Heidi Shyu claimed Congress subverted those efforts by subjecting DOD to continuing resolutions, sequestration, furloughs and ultimately this month's government shutdown, which eliminated any notion of budgetary stability for...
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