Large defense programs claim any number of stakeholders, including the services’ program managers and their counterparts in the defense industry.
But other key players — such as congressional staff and lobbyists — also have some skin in the game.
Understanding their role in the defense acquisition process was the focus of a special forum hosted by the Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association last week.
Bill Bahnmaier, the president of the association, told In Depth with Francis Rose the way the roles interrelate is often obscured because there’s rarely a “direct link” between them.
The program manager for a particular acquisition program usually deals with the vendor through its respective program manager — not the company’s lobbyists.
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