Disrupting Acquisition Blog
Thinking about starting your own innovation hub or organization? When planning at the very beginning, look ahead to see where the Acquisition pipeline leads, and decide how to resource the next stage to get across the Valley of Death. All those plans to award new contracts mean nothing if you don’t have Contracting authority or agreements to borrow someone else’s Contracting Officers.
What does the AAF have in common with smoothies? They both involve blending! Read more in this post.
Until DoD addresses the program side of the Valley of Death, it won’t be able to integrate novel technologies from DoD and industry.
Some progress has been made in stimulating innovation across the Department, just not yet at the pace or magnitude required.
How often do acquisition professionals and software developers really engage with end users to get insights and feedback?
Congress wants DoD Acquisition Executives to report which MDAPs are on the Naughty or Nice list.
Why are we making Acquisition harder than it needs to be? Let’s look at some long-ingrained limiting beliefs to see how what we believe affects how we interact.
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.
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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