Packard Commission Law and Legal Definition

The Packard Commission was a federal government commission appointed by President Ronald Reagan to study several areas of management functionality within the Department of Defense of the U.S. The head of the commission was David Packard.

The commission was obliged to study the budget process, the procurement system, and legislative oversight among the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Unified and Specified Command system, the Military Departments, and Congress. The commission was also entrusted with the duty to investigate the organizational and operational arrangements, both formal and informal of the above offices.