Speed and Agility: How Defense Acquisition Can Enable Innovation

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-056

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Evolving Technologies

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Peter Modigliani

Title: Speed and Agility: How Defense Acquisition Can Enable Innovation

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2016/SYM-AM-16-056.pdf

Keywords: Defense acquisition, technologies

Abstract:

The Department of Defense (DoD) leadership demands a more agile, innovative enterprise that can rapidly integrate and deliver leading technologies. In its struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of change in both threats and technologies, the DoD is burdened by complex, bureaucratic processes, policies, and culture that hinder speed and agility. The disjointed budget, requirements, and acquisition domains compound the DoD