Defense Acquisition. Volume 48, Number 1, January-February 2019
Journal Article - Open Access
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA FT BELVOIR United States
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An unnamed acquisition sage once said, We wouldnt put a new pilot into a 100 million aircraft without first having him put in some time in a flight simulator so why does it make sense to put a new acquisition team on to a 100 million Source Selection without the same degree of attentiveness As we look to create meaningful real-time training, the need to add simulation to the mix is important. For many, it is easy to visualize a training simulator, but it is less easy to see simulation or scenario-based acquisition training. Simulation, as differentiated from an exercise or a workshop, seeks to train on a specific subject and infuse meaningful experience to those participating in the simulation. Using scenario-based acquisition models focuses on team building, gaining a process familiarity through use, and creating a common core of experience shared by the intact team. The result provides for greater team confidence by building team competence.
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