Accession Number : AD1015709

Title :   Biotech Business Lessons for Defense Acquisition

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Wright-Patterson AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Peeler,David Jr L

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The desire to innovate and transform defense acquisition is ill-informed regarding the true meaning of innovation and transformation. The Department of Defense (DOD) would be best served by radical modifications driven by a capitalist market approach to freedom and accountability. A fruitful shift in DOD weapons acquisitions would embrace concepts from the biotech industrysuch as being science-based and open to innovative applications of technologyand implement required changes in doctrine and organization. While the need for reform is obvious, the will to reform is less evident. However, examples and lessons from private business sectors would serve DOD interests well.

Descriptors :   information systems , military acquisition , strategic defense initiative , defense industry , risk management , computing devices , earthtospace weapons , mobile phones

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE