This Is the Greatest Challenge Facing the Pentagon (Not China or Russia)
The Pentagon must reform its acquisition process to transition new technologies from the research and development phase into production more quickly. But while the Pentagon needs to restructure, the last thing the Defense Department needs is more bureaucracy.
“We have a problem perennially of connecting the research and development enterprise to the production,” Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told an audience at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, on May 25. “The lasting in the world we need is bureaucracy. To me, there is way too much of that.”