BENS, in cooperation with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), reviewed several procurements of an information technology (IT) capability or service with a goal of identifying and quantifying legislative, regulatory, cultural and organizational impediments that contribute to the breakdown in the overall acquisition system. DISA was a particularly apt target for this pilot project because IT is a distinct and different subset of all the Pentagon‟s procurements and because DISA operates in a joint environment managing acquisitions for all the military services.
The procedures developed and lessons learned from the pilot project with DISA are intended to inform a broader BENS effort on reforming defense acquisition law & oversight. We want to encourage the next Congress and Administration to confront the challenge of changing two decades of accumulated defense acquisition law, regulation and policy that have defined a culture and created an organization described as “distorted, inefficient, and ineffective.”
BENS Summary of the FY22 NDAA Bill Highlights
On December 7th and December 15th respectively, the House of Representatives and the Senate passed S.1605, the conferenced text of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2022. The…
BENS 2021 Leadership Report
The 2021 Leadership Report captures the highlights of our BENS activities over the last year. Given the extraordinary environment in which we are operating — I hope that you will…