After the Divorce: How the Pentagon Can Position Itself for Speed, Agility, and Innovation in the New Era of Acquisitions

May 2019
Topics: Acquisition Management, Strategic Planning, Military Equipment, National Security
Peter J. Modigliani, The MITRE Corporation
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In 2016, Congress broke up the Pentagon’s Acquisition Technology, and Logistics oversight bureaucracy among a series of transformational reforms. Paired with a new National Defense Strategy, the focus for the coming decade enables speed, agility, and innovation. The new Research and Engineering organization is focused on exploiting the leading technology for military superiority.

The new acquisition and sustainment organization seeks to boost acquisition practitioners' ability to develop better solutions, faster. To achieve success, they need to work with Joint Staff and the Services to align and empower a set of portfolios and deliver an integrated suite of capabilities.

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