Software Acquisition Workforce Initiative for the Department of Defense: Initial Competency Development and Preparation for Validation
RAND Santa Monica United States
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The Department of Defense DoD has experienced persistent challenges with software development across different kinds of acquisitionprograms. These challenges, which include schedule delays and cost overruns, can be attributed, in part, to an overreliance on outdatedsoftware development practices and methodologiesa problem highlighted by both the Defense Science Board DSB and DefenseInnovation Board DIB in 2018 reviews of software acquisition practices.