By Daniel Gouré, The National Interest: “The leadership of the U.S. Army has locked arms and is advancing like the proverbial phalanx on a single objective: to make that service’s acquisition system faster and more effective. Rather than take the usual incremental approach to change, they are going big and bold. Even if only a partial success, the reform effort should produce an Army acquisition system that is speedier, more agile, less costly and more likely to produce better outcomes.”
Mackenzie Eaglen | Breaking Defense
After heading off a government shutdown with a “clean” temporary spending bill on December 7, lawmakers are scrambling to reach a consensus under a new Continuing Resolution that funds the government beyond December 22. If leaders cannot come to a final agreement on spending levels and other thorny policy issues for a government spending deal before then, there may be a brief government shutdown. How did we get here?