Cure Defense Enterprise IT Acquisition with a Dose of its Own Medicine
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This paper explains how commercial best practice can actually be mapped to existing bureaucratic artifacts in the Defense acquisition process...thus "sneaking in" much greater efficiency and effectiveness.The Defense Community’s inability to realize its “enterprise” vision for the Global Information Grid (GIG) has reached crisis. The Defense Science Board (DSB) reports that a new acquisition process, aligned with commercial best practice is required. Commercial best practice is all about leveraging economy of scale to achieve better speed to better capability than the competition. Successful firms subscribe to a common model for value-based evolutionary development. The iPhone is good metaphor for that model. The JCIDS process can support the same model by morphing existing serial, paper-intensive compliance artifacts and processes into a continuous, parallel, automated process in a persistent virtual environment.
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 practicesGunderson GMU/AFCEA 2010 C4I Symposium
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