DoD, Industry Take on 'Pervasive Instability' in Contracting

January 20, 2012

Poor planning and management in the acquisition process cost the Defense Department almost $6 billion in its 2012 budget, according to one contracting expert.

Congress pulled $5.9 billion in funding for fiscal-year 2012 from the Pentagon, citing the "pervasive instability" of some of the department's acquisition strategies.

That's what Ray Bjorklund, vice president and chief knowledge officer at Deltek, found when he examined the final defense budget approved by a House-Senate conference last month. 

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