After a long Congressional conference period the 2020 Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was finally signed into law, and with it come some changes to the defense acquisition process.
Federal News Network compiled three provisions that are particularly interesting regarding the procurement of military weapons.
These provisions involve intellectual property, middle-tier acquisition, and the establishment of a Defense Civilian Training Corps, and are summarized here:
- The 2020 NDAA gives DoD more leeway in experimenting with that policy by creating a pilot program on intellectual property evaluation.
- The middle-tier acquisition method allows for rapid prototyping and fielding within five years, as long as certain criteria are met.
- The Defense Civilian Training Corps will train civilians for public service in the Department of Defense.
Read the complete Federal News Network article at: https://federalnewsnetwork.com/defense-main/2019/12/three-must-read-acquisition-provisions-in-the-2020-ndaa/