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House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Mac Thornberry’s third attempt to improve how the Pentagon buys weapons aims to simplify defense procurement and cut down on waste by using commercial buying methods. It directs the Pentagon to use online marketplaces such as Grainger, OfficeMax or Staples to buy items that currently are acquired through the GSA schedule or through the federal contracting process. Thornberry has been an ardent critic of the defense acquisition bureaucracy for being expensive, cumbersome and an impediment to innovation.

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