Disrupting Acquisition Blog
An NFL team must play as a cohesive unit to be successful. In DoD, Mission Engineering ties together many current and emerging capabilities to maximize mission performance.
In a dynamic national security environment where the DoD needs to move faster, the Pentagon has an array of Hall Monitors focused on ensuring no one runs in the halls.
For rapid innovation to spread successfully, we have to lay a smart foundation.
Simplifying the titles of acquisition executives and a back to basics approach to program managers.
Do we empower experienced leaders to make decisions, learn, and succeed or are they just another cog in the bureaucracy?
What brilliant solutions never make it to the Acquisition table because we don’t realize we’re putting up barriers, whether physical, economic, or social?
Emerging technologies aren’t just for the future. Contracting Officers can incentivize industry and academia to use them on Government contracts now and speed up their journey into the mainstream.
When using Other Transactions for Prototype that might evolve to a follow-on that must include system integration, think far ahead of any problems, all the way back to the beginning of the acquisition strategy.
Competing buying offices can be a Program Manager’s fantasy and a Contracting Officer’s nightmare. Making buying offices compete to take on new work will never work without one thing: manpower.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are those of the authors only and do not represent the positions of the MITRE Corporation or its sponsors.
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