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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to reform how it does business, focusing on the: (1) actions taken by DOD to provide program direction and momentum to the Defense Reform Initiative (DRI) effort; (2) additional steps that could be taken to facilitate a more comprehensive reform effort; (3) impact of the current initiatives on DOD's budget process; (4) progress generally being made in implementing the initiatives; and (5) status of the competitive sourcing initiative.

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