by Ms. D. L. Quesinberry, Washington DC Military Technology Examiner
According to John McCain, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, procurement practices of the Department of Defense (DoD) require revamping and greater responsibility. The defense authorization bill is set to eliminate wasteful defense spending McCain shares . . . the bill identifies unique adjusts, which are certain to effect procurement practices. The focus is on service contract responsibility. In the future, “one” individual service member will sign off and oversee each new service contract from start to finish. If any cost goes awry . . . that individual’s branch of service will be fined for the cost overruns outside of the originating budget.
The idea behind McCain’s thought processes are where service, project or program requests are made, the originator will be 100% aware of the breakdown of cost and then have responsibility for them leading to greater contract administration in identifying a requirement to the government. There’s a lot of controversy over McCain’s adjustments to procurement procedures, to read the remainder of this story visit: http://www.examiner.com/article/enhancement-of-accountability-for-the-dod-under-the-defense-authorization-bill
About the Author: Ms. D.L. Quesinberry is the Founder and CEO of dpInk. Most often referred to as ‘Q’, Ms. Quesinberry served as a government court reporter; worked for Former Chairman Rostenkowski’s personal attorney as a Jr. Lobbyist. Q has written for senior executives to the President of the United States, allies and others. She converted her career path to business, information technology and writing and is now a Level V-VI Writer under the SOC. As a corporate CEO support, Q developed acquisition, procurement & tender guru-ship due to an inherent intuitiveness, resulting in many awards for solutions she designed for Clients/Customers within the Department of Defense (DoD) and federal contract industry. Q has developed over 25,000 documents in 100+ subject areas for 200+ national and international clients, resulting in a solid comprehension of the military & technological trends featured in many procurement opportunities. Contact Q at: MTE@donnaink.com. A native of metropolitan Washington DC, Q currently resides in Carthage North Carolina.