Proposed DOD reform bill would eliminate agencies, cut jobs
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Apr 17, 2018
The House Armed Services Committee Chairman on Tuesday proposed a bill that would eliminate seven supporting agencies within the Defense Department that are a part of what is known as the “fourth estate,” FCW reports.
Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) said his goal is to "streamline, simplify, and get rid of the obsolete" in DOD by cutting back-office spending by 25 percent, which would generate a potential $25 billion in cost savings that would be reinvested in warfighter capabilities, the report notes, adding that 28 agencies and field activities and about 25 percent of DOD employees are in the fourth estate.
According to the article, he plans to roll the bill into the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and it includes eliminating the following agencies: Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Human Resources Activity, Defense Technical Information Center, Office of Economic Adjustment, Test Resource Management Center, Washington Headquarters Service and Defense Technology and Security Administration.