Accession Number:

ADA610755

Title:

Army Acquisition Lessons Learned

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The Center for Army Acquisition Lessons Learned CAALL was established within the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity AMSAA to collect, analyze and disseminate acquisition lessons learned. The center serves as the authoritative source for timely, real-world acquisition lessons learned to enhance the performance of the Army s project offices in support of the warfighter. The mission originated with the 2010 Army Acquisition Review, which repeatedly cited the need for a centralized source for lessons learned across the acquisition life cycle. The report stated that there are lessons learned within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology ASAALT, the test community and other acquisition stakeholders, but they are all dispersed and need to be synthesized. In addition, the report stated there is no formal way to track successes, analyze failures and develop best practices from historical programs. Therefore, the acquisition community needs a robust, readily accessible database and associated analytical capability to extract relevant information. The report recommended that a Center for Army Acquisition Lessons Learned be established to provide a record of acquisition experiences in order to allow others within the acquisition community to understand what occurred and avoid previous mistakes, as well as to provide the basis for making improvements.

Subject Categories:

  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE