Accession Number : AD1016030

Title :   Becoming a Chaosmeister

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States

Personal Author(s) : Higbee,John

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Report Date : 01 May 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : These are the times that try [our] souls. What was said in Revolutionary War times seems as apt today. Resources are shrinking. Our workforce is changing significantly with the departure of the baby boomers. The warfighters needs are in great flux, creating instability in Department of Defense (DoD) and military Services requirements. The gulf between Congress and the Executive Branch continues to widen, causing inconsistent direction and uncoordinated oversight. Industry is changing how it works with DoD, adding to the turmoil. Defense acquisition, always a tough job, is getting tougher.

Descriptors :   military acquisition , Military budgets , Military personnel , situational awareness , program management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE