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Test and Evaluation at the Speed of Need

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Authors
Hutchison, Steven J.
Subjects
Test and Evaluation (T&E)
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Date of Issue
2010-04-30
Date
30-Apr-10
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
During this past year, Congress passed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act, which made several changes to DoD acquisition organizations and processes. More recently, Congress passed, and the President signed, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2010, becoming Public Law 111-84, directing changes in DoD acquisition of information technologies (IT). The law requires the DoD to base the new acquisition process on recommendations in the March 2009 Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Department of Defense Policies and Procedures for the Acquisition of Information Technology (hereafter DSB-IT). The report recommends an agile model for acquiring information technologies (IT) similar to successful commercial practices (see http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports.htm). A second DSB report, also issued in March 2009, the Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Achieving Interoperability in a Net Centric Environment (DSB-NC), made recommendations to ensure that IT acquisition delivers information-assured, interoperable capabilities essential to modern warfighting. Together, the reports provide a foundation on which to build the new model for acquisition and testing of IT; this paper attempts to connect them and fill the remaining gaps necessary to truly transform to agile processes that foster rapid acquisition of enhanced IT capabilities for the warfighter.
Type
Technical Report
Description
Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)
Department
Acquisition Management
Other Research Faculty
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NPS Report Number
NPS-AM-10-038
Sponsors
Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.