Let's Fix It: A Five-Step Plan for Improving Acquisitions
Defense Systems Management College Fort Belvoir United States
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Building a case for urgency when it comes to fixing the Department of Defenses acquisition of major capabilities is simple. With story after story of bloated and failing acquisition projects, cost overruns in the billions and the construction of weapons systems that even the military says it no longer wants or needs, it would seem that urgency for reform would come from Congress and the taxpayers. However, the need for urgency is often lost on senior leaders because of the culture we nurture within DoD.