Accession Number:

ADA634132

Title:

U.S. Army Acquisition - The Program Office Perspective

Descriptive Note:

Special rept.

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Army Strategic Software Improvement Program ASSIP is a multiyear effort to improve the way the Army acquires software-intensive systems. As part of the ASSIP, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute SEI examined 12 of the Army s Acquisition Category 1 programs, using a method called Benchmarking for Improvement BFI. The purpose of conducting the BFI engagements was to define the current state of the acquisition practices across the Army, to discover best practices currently in use by Army program of-fices, and to identify the software challenges that extend across Army programs. As part of the BFI process, the program management office and SEI interview teams worked together to identify Department of Army best practices and shortcomings in the overall acquisition proc-ess, as well as potential solutions and recommendations. In addition, the SEI team provided each program manager with an independent view of program-level activities and made specific recommendations for improvement. A briefing provided to each program manager documented these recommendations.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE