Department of Defense Authorization for Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999 and the Future Years Defense Program: Acquisition and technology

Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, on S. 2057, Authorizing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 1999 for Military Activities of the Department of Defense, for Military Construction & for Defense Activities of the Department of Energy, to Prescribe Personnel Strengths for Such Fiscal Year for the Armed Forces & for Other Purposes.

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Página 230 - Congress has assisted us considerably in these endeavors, notably by passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and the Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1995, enacted as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY96 . In terms of process, we are doing our very best to energize, educate, and solicit "buy in" from our acquisition entities in the field.
Página 220 - The Congress has assisted us considerably in these endeavors, notably by passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 (formerly known as the Federal Acquisition Reform Act of 1996) . We have now reached the point where this is viewed as continuous process improvement rather than radical reform.
Página 159 - should know" means that a person, with respect to information — (A) acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the information...
Página 217 - One, technology in most areas is now led by commercial industry, not by the government. This is particularly true in electronic components, computer architecture, information systems and software, telecommunications, and automotive technology, all of which are critical in almost every Army system.
Página 39 - I'd like to spend a few minutes giving you my perspective on where we are today in providing our forces with the best equipment and support possible, where we want to be -- both in the near future and within the next 10 or 20 years — and how research and development plays a key role in that future. For ease of reference, I've divided this report into...
Página 39 - In order to carry out this strategy, the US military must be prepared to conduct multiple, concurrent contingency operations worldwide. It must be able to do so in any environment, including one in which an adversary uses asymmetric means, such as nuclear, biological, or chemical weapons. Our combat forces must be organized, trained, equipped, and managed with multiple missions in mind.
Página 188 - An indefinite-quantity contract provides for an indefinite quantity, within stated limits, of supplies or services to be furnished during a fixed period, with deliveries or performance to be scheduled by placing orders with the contractor.
Página 209 - Mr. Chairman, distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for this opportunity to appear before you to discuss the Department of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2001 Procurement and RDT&E Budget request.
Página 274 - Contractor shall provide, at a minimum, information on prices at which the same item or similar items have previously been sold that is adequate for evaluating the reasonableness of the price of the modification.
Página 216 - We know that modern equipment provides the technological strengths that give the Army the decisive edge on the battlefield, but the Army faces tremendous modernization challenges as the 21st Century draws near. During the drawdown, we accepted risk in our modernization program to maintain near-term readiness, endstrength, and quality of life programs.