Defense policy leaders both in Congress and the Department of Defense have come to recognize that the existing acquisition process is too complicated and cumbersome. With new threats on the horizon and a new Administration committed to devoting more resources to critical defense capabilities, now is the time for lawmakers to do something about it. This article, Missile and Air Defense Reform describes the painful process currently practiced to acquire new technology, starting with research and development, to building a prototype, to testing the prototype, and only then proceeding to the procurement of dozens or hundreds of copies of armored vehicles, ships, or aircraft.
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