Accession Number : AD1040328


Title :   A Conceptual Model for Urgent Acquisition Programs


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,25 Jul 2016,06 Apr 2017


Corporate Author : Defense Acquisition University, Senior Service College Fellowship Program Aberdeen Proving Ground United States


Personal Author(s) : Conley,Stephen F


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1040328.pdf


Report Date : 06 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 51


Abstract : When the Secretary of Defense, combatant commander, or combat unit in theater determines an immediate capability need, the Department of Defense (DoD) and its acquisition community pushes bureaucracy aside to support the warfighter. The requirements process changes from a Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System to an Operational Needs Statement or Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement. Urgent acquisition policy focuses on getting capability to the field. Yet, when an urgent capability is determined to be so successful and so useful that it should be fielded across an entire Service, there is no formal transition process. In July 2016, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics wrote, DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000 series guidance does not address the process of the transition of QRCs to PORs (Kendall, 2016, p. 5). This study advances a model for urgent acquisition that can inform DoDI 5000.02 with respect to establishing needed processes for transitioning urgent acquisition initiatives into programs of record. The review of policy and literature has led to the creation of a potential program model for urgent acquisition transition. This model may serve as a template to support further professional discussion with the hope of helping program managers avoid inefficiencies and incorporating the results into DoD 5000.02 policy.


Descriptors :   military acquisition , models , policies , joint military activities , military capabilities , military requirements , Department of Defense , TRANSITIONS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE