Reforming the Joint Acquisition Process
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT FORCES STAFF COLL
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The Armed Forces have made extraordinary progress over the last several years towards become an increasingly joint and seamless force. However, the joint synergy has not gone far enough particularly in the area of joint acquisition and program management. In order to fully realize the advantages that joint planning, training and interoperability are intended to provide to the Department of Defense, the acquisition process needs to be modified to provide greater joint oversight in order to overcome traditional Service parochialism with regards to funding acquisition programs. This paper will analyze several programs and use them as examples to highlight the flaws in the current system. In our conclusion, we will recommend changes to address these issues in order to continue DoDs journey towards a more joint and capable force.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Forces and Organizations