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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 10, United States Code, to streamline the acquisition system, invest early in acquisition programs, improve the acquisition workforce, and improve transparency in the acquisition system.

Actions Overview (1)

05/18/2017 Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

05/18/2017 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2017 Referred to House Armed Services
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2017 Referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/18/2017 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (0)

No cosponsors.

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Armed Services05/18/2017 Referred to
House Oversight and Government Reform05/18/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (15)

  • Accounting and auditing
  • Budget process
  • Computers and information technology
  • Congressional oversight
  • Defense spending
  • Department of Defense
  • Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Military procurement, research, weapons development
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Public-private cooperation

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Introduced in House (05/18/2017)

Defense Acquisition Streamlining and Transparency Act

This bill directs the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish a program to procure commercial off-the-shelf products through online marketplaces to expedite procurement and ensure reasonable pricing. A contract may be made without full and open competition.

DOD shall comply with commercially accepted standards of risk and materiality in performing an incurred cost audit.

DOD shall emphasize sustainment factors: (1) early in a weapon system's development, and (2) in the development of capabilities requirements.

A weapon system contract shall include clearly defined requirements for reliability and maintainability.

DOD shall establish: (1) contract performance best practices, which shall include incentive fees and recovery options; and (2) an investment program for funding weapon system design changes.

DOD shall negotiate the price of technical data before selecting a contractor for the development or production of a major weapon system.

The bill establishes an Office of Intellectual Property within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment.

DOD shall ensure that: (1) sufficient data is collected and evaluated in support of a services contract, and (2) certain funding requirements are displayed separately for major defense acquisition programs.

DOD shall evaluate its strategy for developing and expanding the use of tools designed to facilitate the cost effectiveness and efficiency of developmental testing.

DOD shall: (1) implement a program to develop civil program managers for major defense acquisition programs, and (2) contract with an independent research entity to carry out a study of financial incentives for such managers.

The DOD acquisition workforce demonstration project is extended through December 31, 2023.

The defense business enterprise architecture shall include one or more common enterprise data structures to facilitate DOD-wide analysis.