Project Apollo Lights the Way for Acquisition Success
Defense Acquisition University Fort Belvoir United States
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It has been just over 40 years since the fulfillment of President John F. Kennedys goal of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth. As we reflect on this technological triumph, we find numerous examples of acquisition best practices and lessons learned, many of which are manifest in our current DoD acquisition management system.From its earliest stages, the U.S. space program pioneered and implemented many innovative ideas and best practicesoften out of necessityand many of those ideas have evolved and are now common tenets of todays defense acquisition practices.