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Improving Tradecraft of Services Acquisition

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Authors: Alan Estevez and Ken Brennan

Estevez is Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (AT&L). Brennan is Deputy Director, Services Acquisition (Defense Procurement Policy and Acquisition Policy, AT&L).

The Department of Defense (DoD) spent more than $156 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2014, or more than 55 percent of DoD’s total contract obligations, buying contracted services. In other words, the DoD spent more money buying contracted services than it spent buying major weapons systems in FY 2014.

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