Modernizing the federal government’s aging legacy systems is a top priority of the Office of Management and Budget, Congress, and just about every agency.
However, identifying, prioritizing and successfully executing modernization projects remains a consistent challenge across the government.
Provisions to slow the growth of operating and support costs in acquisitions programs may be part of the reforms coming in the 2017 Defense authorization bill.
During a Feb. 3 House Armed Services Committee hearing, former Defense Department Comptroller Robert Hale said controlling O&S spending is so important it should be “the next frontier for acquisition reform.”
At the end of the hearing Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) told Hale he received his message loud and clear on O&S costs and how to arrest them.
O&S consists of sustainment costs from the deployment of a system through the end of its use. Those costs can include anything from fuel to maintenance, modernization to manpower and depot maintenance to supplies.
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