DoD Not So Easy to Work With, Panel Says
March 21, 2012
A panel of lawmakers concluded that it was not easy doing business with the Defense Department, especially for small and medium sized business. The DoD also did a poor job of nurturing the Defense Industrial Base, the network of companies that support national defense.
The research report was prepared by a panel appointed by the House Armed Services Committee. It also found contractors believed the Pentagon had too few contracting, acquisition and engineering experts. Ironically, much of that expertise was outsourced to contractors.