Duties and responsibilities of Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition: hearings before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundredth Congress, first session, September 17, 22, and 23 1987

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Page 96 - It serves under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense, with the advice of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and in accordance with policies and priorities established by the Director of Central Intelligence.
Page 1 - Excellence in defense management will not and can not emerge by legislation or directive. Excellence requires the opposite — responsibility and authority placed firmly in the hands of those at the working level, who have knowledge and enthusiasm for the tasks at hand.
Page 5 - Thank you, Mr. Chairman. It is a pleasure for me to appear before this committee and present an overview of the National Guard and Reserve Forces of the United States.
Page 45 - While otherwise convinced that the Secretary should be left free to organize his Office as he sees fit, the Commission concludes that the demands of the acquisition system have become so weighty as to require organizational change within that Office. In the absence of such a senior OSD official, policy responsibility has tended to devolve to the Services, where at times it has been exercised without the necessary coordination or uniformity. Authority for acquisition execution, and accountability...
Page 65 - He should be a Level II Presidential appointee and should have a solid industrial background in the management of complex technical programs. The new Under Secretary should be the Defense Acquisition Executive. As such, he should supervise the performance of the entire acquisition system and set overall policy for R&D, procurement, logistics, and testing.
Page 5 - This has been done in the past and it will be done in the future as often as there is scientific basis. 2 By “Publish” we refer to issuance of ACIR technical reports into the open technical literature.
Page 40 - Logistics is the principal staff assistant and adviser to the Secretary of Defense for all matters relating to the DOD acquisition system, research and development, advanced technology, developmental test and evaluation, production, logistics, installation management, military construction, procurement, environmental security, and nuclear, chemical, and biological matters.
Page 5 - Assistant to the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary of Defense; the Executive Secretary of the Department of Defense; the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense; the...
Page 64 - ... needed reforms, I urge the Congress to show restraint in the use of more legislation as a solution to our current problems. The Commission identified the need for a full-time defense acquisition executive with a solid industrial background. This executive would set overall policy for procurement and research and development, supervise the performance of the entire acquisition system, and establish policy for the oversight of defense contractors. I concur with this recommendation.
Page 46 - Mr. Chairman and members of the Committee, I am very pleased to be here this afternoon to...

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