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 267 - 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 93 - The Army laboratories and RDECs are key organizations responsible for technical leadership, scientific advancement, and support for the acquisition process. Working at a diversified set of physical resources, ranging from solid-state physics laboratories to outdoor experimental ranges, these personnel conduct research, develop technology, act as "smart buyers", and provide systems engineering support to fielded systems for the total Army.
Página 225 - 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 164 - should know" means that a person, with respect to information — (A) acts in deliberate ignorance of the truth or falsity of the information...
Página 188 - Rather, they do what they believe is right, given the pressures they face. The difficulty lies in the fact that there is no consensus on what is right.
Página 44 - 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 44 - Our defense strategy is based on the reality that, while we no longer face the threat posed by a global peer competitor, we still live in a very dangerous, uncertain, and unpredictable world; a world where terrorists, transnational actors, and rogue nations can unleash firepower in many ways as terrifying as that of a major global power.
Página 44 - 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 223 - ... the 622 proposals, the Army has accepted 350 and is continuing discussion on an additional 181 . After initiating a technical review, and finding the original process improvement was not substantiated, contractors have withdrawn 91 proposals. Modernization Through Spares. Modernization Through Spares (MTS) means no longer buying spare parts based on outdated specifications and technical data packages, but rather on performance specifications to take advantage of newer designs and manufacturing...
Página 217 - Our guiding principles are to communicate fully and openly with the Congress, industry, our warfighters, and our acquisition professionals, to do everything it takes to make sure our Sailors and Marines are provided with the best equipment for the lowest investment possible.