Adaptive Acquisitions: Maintaining Military Dominance By Managing Innovation
Air Command and Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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Military acquisitions leaders are responsible for technology development in pursuit of innovative warfighting capabilities. Some of these innovations improve performance along existing value metrics that are used to quantify performance within the current operational models. Other innovations dramatically change both the value metrics and the operational models. Innovations of the second type are called disruptive innovations and they must be adopted by a dominant military if it is to remain in the leadership position.