An Acquisition Strategy, Process, and Organization for Innovative Systems

by John Birkler, Giles K. Smith, Glenn A. Kent, Robert V. Johnson


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Critics of the weapon-system acquisition process rarely address the question of how to achieve improvements in the process. examines some specific dimensions of improvement that are needed and suggestsa broad strategy for achieving those improvements.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter One


  • Chapter Two

    A Strategy for Developing Novel Systems and Associated Operational Concepts

  • Chapter Three

    Creating and Choosing Options for Force Modernization

  • Chapter Four

    The Concept-Demonstration Path

  • Chapter Five

    An Organization to Manage Modernization

  • Chapter Six

    Implementing the Dual-Path Strategy

  • Appendix

    Funding Strategies for Accelerated Acquisition

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