Todays acquisition environment is complex. Aside from the many technical challenges associated with developing new capabilities, shrinking DoD budgets are creating extraordinary acquisition pressures. Not surprisingly, these shrinking budgets demand a program managers constant vigilance. Add this to the challenges of maturing and fielding tomorrows technology in parallel with dynamic statute, policy, and process changes, and its easy to see why a program manager PM assignment is one of the most challenging jobs in the Defense Acquisition Workforce. The ability to bring in the right support to help address specific complex program challenges facing todays PMs can be an invaluable asset to a program office team. So are there any secret formulas available to PMs to help them combat some of these foreboding eventualities While not a secret, leveraging DAUs Mission Assistance product line gives PMs access to a greater body of knowledge and expertise and can ultimately strengthen a PMs formula for success.