DoD Considering Multi-Year Approach To Commercial Satcom Acquisition

Host, Pat
April 2013
Defense Daily;4/5/2013, Vol. 258 Issue 6, p8
Market Research Report
The article reports that U.S Department of Defense (DoD) chief information officer (CIO) Teri Takai has announced the cost recovery model in acquiring commercial satellite communications (Satcom) services. DoD spokesman Damien Pickart agrees that the multi-year acquisition model is deterministic and proactive on the part of DoD's annual budget development. The Defense Business Board reveals that the DoD meets 75 % of its commercial SATCOM requirements through leases and 25 % cash purchases.


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