Slow Defense Acquisitions Cost Lives

October 2016
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition, Government Acquisition, Government Agency Operations, Federal Government Services, Military Operations (General), Acquisition Management
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The alarming pace of technology innovation among our potential adversaries is fast outstripping our own. Unless we make a dramatic shift now in how we develop and field advanced capabilities for our military, there may soon be regions of the globe where the United States is not the preeminent military power, endangering our national security and costing lives on the battlefield. This paper addresses these key issues.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter. To view all the papers in the collection, use the "Federal Transition" link in Topics, above.



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