Effectiveness of Competitive Prototyping and Preliminary Design Review Prior to Milestone B
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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The 2013 Annual Report on the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System USDATL, June 28, 2013 identified a need for additional analysis of recent acquisition policies DoDI 5000.02, December 2008 to reduce program technical risk by requiring competitive prototyping for risk reduction and a Preliminary Design Review PDR before Milestone B. This research uses cost and schedule estimates from Major Defense Acquisition Programs MDAPs to determine if competitive prototyping and PDRs held prior to Milestone B have resulted in mature technologies defined as Technology Readiness Level 6 or above and subsequently reduced program cost and schedule slippage.
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