Defense Department acquisition managers should routinely take measures to reduce cost, but those savings shouldn’t come at the expense of long-term degradation of effectiveness, says an Aug. 6 DoD memo from Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Frank Kendall clarifying the Better Buying Power initiative.
Better Buying Power, which was launched in 2010, provides a set of best practices to improve acquisition through cost control and the “elimination of unproductive processes and bureaucracy.”
Program executive officers (PEOs) who head acquisition for specific programs should be the ones that ensure program managers implement the cost management of acquisitions, the memo says.
PEOs will review and approve “should cost” targets and monitor progress of cost reduction, the memo says.
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