Isn't the better question: Why did the Navy re-invent the wheel with the NWU design and why did they release a uniform without any of the accessory uniform items? I know that they were just carrying out the form that they used for the PT uniform. Yeah, the one that can't be washed in the ship's laundry and didn't have any form of long pants or jacket. I guess in DC, they only PT and work in the summer.
I just hope and wish for some LEADERS to show up in DC and replace the managers that are doing a poor job there now.