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Acquisition challenge: 100 new starts in 2004-08. (Washington Pulse).

This summer, the Marine Corps will inaugurate its "Acquisition Campus," located about two miles north of the Quantico Marine Base, in Virginia. About 1,000 acquisition professionals will be moving in as early as July, said Brig. Gen. James M. Feigley, chief of the Marine Corps Systems Command.

As they settle in their new digs, these acquisition workers will need to get busy very quickly, because the Marine Corps has challenged them to field at least 100 new products between fiscal years 2004 and 2008. "It's a new rule at the Marine Corps," Feigley told a recent industry conference. "Our goal for POM 2004 [the five-year spending plan that begins in 2004] is 100 new starts," he said. What that means is that "we have to start delivering products within that POM cycle."
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Author:Book, Elizabeth G.
Publication:National Defense
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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Apr 1, 2002
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