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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DOD REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS FOR ACCELERATED ACQUISITIONS: A STUDY OF THE MK 18 MOD 1 UUV PROGRAM

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Authors
Tiller, AnnaBelle C.
Subjects
ACAT
acquisition category
UUV
Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
User Operational Evaluation System
requirements development
accelerated acquisition
UOES
MK 18
mine countermeasures
Advisors
Williams, Richard D., III
Rendon, Rene G.
Date of Issue
2023-06
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Monterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Acquisition is complex, costly, and relies on successful requirements development for timely delivery to the Fleet. The requirements development process is still a problem in large acquisition category (ACAT) programs and even more so for accelerated acquisition programs that require faster delivery. However, there have been successful programs that developed requirements accurately and on time to provide an efficient product for their end users. One such program is the MK 18 Mod 1 unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV), which utilized the User Operational Evaluation System (UOES) to inform and structure the requirements development process. This research identifies the features of the UOES that contributed to the success of the MK 18 Mod 1 program and its requirements development, lessons learned and best practices, and ultimately, recommendations that can be provided to the Navy and DOD as a whole. As the Navy increases its reliance on unmanned systems, particularly in the underwater domain, future programs may benefit from implementing aspects from this procurement and its application of the UOES in the requirements development process.
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Capstone Applied Project Report
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Department of Defense Management (DDM)
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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.
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