Pentagon Begins Better Buying Power 3.0

WASHINGTON — After months of expectation, Pentagon officials ordered the implementation of Better Buying Power 3.0 Thursday afternoon.

Pentagon acquisition head Frank Kendall released the implementation instructions for the acquisition reform effort, which has the overarching theme of “achieving dominant capabilities through technical excellence and innovation.”

In real terms, that means BBP 3.0 is focused on maintaining the Pentagon’s technological superiority over near-peer competitors such as China. As the introduction to the guidance states, “potential adversaries are challenging the US lead in conventional military capability in ways not seen since the Cold War. Our technological superiority is based on the effectiveness of our research and development efforts.”

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