Accession Number:

ADA624709

Title:

Strategic Planning and Management in Defense Systems Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Strategic Planning and Management SPM methods are widely used in the commercial sector and are a required organizational activity within the U.S. Government. More specifically, defense acquisition organizations use SPM methods to strengthen the management of defense acquisition organizationsprograms. This article reports results of a survey of the defense acquisition community that assessed how SPM methods and practices promote management effectiveness. The results show that SPM is viewed as valuable to Department of Defense systems acquisition programs and organizations. Moreover, this effort identified high-value activities, tools, processes, practices, and common roadblocks to effective SPM. These results imply that training on processes and tool use can be very important, especially for senior leaders, and implementation assistance can also be useful.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE