Industry Perspectives on the Future of DoD IT Acquisition
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The purpose of this work is to offer unsolicited views of a team of industrial and academic experts to inform the OSD report to Congress on "Implementation of New Acquisition Process for Information Technology" mandated by section 804 of the 2010 National Defense Appropriations Act (NDAA). This report focuses on required changes in behavior and pragmatic means to incentivize those behavior changes within the realistic constraints of the "as is" Defense acquisition landscape.
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 practicesIndustry Task Force Report
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