Accession Number:

AD1096348

Title:

Software Acquisition Workforce Initiative for the Department of Defense: Initial Competency Development and Preparation for Validation

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND Santa Monica United States

Report Date:

2020-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

216.0

Abstract:

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.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE