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If Only Einstein Were Still Around to Help the Government Fix IT Acquisition 



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Gunderson, Chris
Pullen, Mark
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2011-11
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November - December 2011
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Einstein said if you think you can solve a problem with the people and processes that created it. This paper suggests some fundamentally different approaches that might help the Defense Enterprise escape its cycle of failure regarding Enterprise Information System acquisition.
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Chris Gunderson is a Research Associate at the Naval Postgraduate School. He is the principal investigator of the Open Enterprise Information System (OEIS) research initiative. This project sponsored by the Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and executed in the Northern Virginia. The project objective is to help the government improve its flawed information technology acquisition process through four key activities: Establish a collaborative network of government, industry, and academic experts who have succeeded at some aspect of OEIS; Study Internet successful stories and distill the lessons learned; Embed lessons learned into familiar government acquisition artifacts; Work with early adopting pilot projects to verify, validate, refine, and document best practices
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Evolving Open Enterprise Information Systems
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