DoD’s Lord on ‘Failing Fast,’ Fast-Tracking Foreign Military Sales Authorities, Reorganizing AT&L


Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, says the US military services should only aim to “fail fast” during the prototyping phase of acquisition, and discusses how to prevent poor program-execution decisions, next steps for fast-tracking foreign military sales authorities, what the reorganized US Defense Department acquisitions, technology and logistics apparatus will look like and much more during a May 23, 2018, press conference at the National Defense Industrial Association’s 2018 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference, held May 21-24, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Our coverage was sponsored by FLIR. And listen to Lord’s full keynote speech from SOFIC 2018 here.

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