Transition Watch: Gates to focus on acquisition

Following President-elect Obama’s decision to keep Robert Gates as the head of the Defense Department, military procurement and acquisition will get a closer look from the secretary, according to Federal Times.

Defense contracting reform is a key issue for the incoming administration, Federal Times pointed out, so this increased attention from Gates is expected to bring the new president and his Defense secretary into closer agreement on future needs.

Gates made his remarks during a recent media roundtable discussion.

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