FY 2019 Reform Efforts
Accelerating the Pace of Acquitions Reform Act of 2018
Comprehensive Pentagon Bureaucracy Reform and Reduction Act
H.R. 2511 - Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act
On May 18, 2017, Chairman Thornberry introduced H.R. 2511, The Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act, a bill to include empowering the Pentagon to use E-Commerce for commercial-off-the-shelf items, as well as reforming the defense contract audit process and the acquisition of services.
H.R. 4741 - Acquisition Agility Act
On March 15, 2016, Chairman Thornberry introduced H.R. 4741 The Acquisition Agility Act, a bill to enact reforms in the defense acquisition system to ensure that the military can respond to rapidly changing threats. Bill text and other materials can be found below.
March 25, 2015 - Chairman Thornberry and Ranking Member Smith jointly introduced H.R. 1597, a bill aimed at reforming the DoDs broken acquisition system. The legislation is intended as a discussion draft. The legislation and can be found below.
Chairman Thornberry's Proposal
March 23, 2015 - Chairman Thornberry unveiled his defense reform proposal at the Center for Strategy and International Studies. His remarks, video of the event and additional information can be found below.