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Creating a DOD Strategic Acquisition Platform : Defense Science Board , 2009


Defense Science Board

From the summary: “The U.S. must be prepared to respond to a broad set of national security missions, both at home and abroad. Yet many deficiencies exist in defense capabilities need to support these missions -- systems are aging and technologies are becoming obsolete. Fixing the DOD acquisition process is a critical national security issue -- requiring the attention of the Sec. of Defense. DOD needs a strategic acquisition platform to guide the process of equipping its forces with the right materiel to support mission needs in an expeditious, cost-effective manner. The incoming leadership must address this concern among its top priorities, as the nation’s military prowess depends on it. This report offers recommendations for rebuilding the defense acquisition process.”

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