Defense Reform

HASC Defense Reform

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.

PDF iconH.R. 2511 - Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act

PDF iconH.R. 2511 - Cover Memo

PDF iconH.R. 2511 - Fact Sheet


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.

PDF iconAcquisition Agility Act.pdfAcquisition Agility Act.pdfAcquisition Agility Act.pdf - Bill Text

PDF iconAcquisition Agility Act Memo

PDF iconAcquisition Agility Act Fact Sheet



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.  

H.R. 1597 - Agile Acquisition to Retain Technological Edge Act

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.

FY16NDAA Defense Reform Fact Sheet

20150323 Chairman Thornberry's Remarks on Reform