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Removing Bureaucracy

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Author: Katharina G. McFarland

McFarland is Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition.

I once managed a new start program to deliver a revolutionary warfighting capability in Battlefield Management/Command and Control. The Service sponsor was very engaged and supportive of the new program’s requirements. However, when we did the cost estimate, it was clear that the cost would break the threshold of an Acquisition Category (ACAT) I program.

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