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The Defense Management Institute (DMI) is committed to answering the most challenging acquisition and policy network questions for the DOD through objective analysis leveraging extraordinary analytic expertise.

Acquisition Knowledge Base

A curated reference list of leading publications on defense acquisition supported by an extensive searchable repository of defense management resources.




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Expertise Where It Counts

Advancing the management, organization, performance improvement, and enterprise business operations of the Department of Defense by developing a network of expertise, conducting cutting-edge research, and developing a digital repository on defense management issues.

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Deep expertise in DOD organization, management, and process. This capability comes from a long history of relevant research, ready access to experts with experience and subject matter knowledge on DOD systems and practices, and a proven ability to apply private sector lessons learned to the unique circumstances of the Department.

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Knowledge Base

Creator of an accessible library of DOD management history, best practices, and lessons learned. This capability requires systems and resources to identify and link to significant written products, including supporting data and other documentation, on defense management issues across the research community. Further, it requires developing products that summarize such research and applying it to enduring and emerging DOD challenges.

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Network of Experts

The ability to draw upon world-class experts from diverse sources across the public and private sectors–federally-funded research and development centers, think tanks, academia, and the private sector. An expanding network of experts can be leveraged as part of a DMI team or directly to address the Department’s most challenging issues.

Our Experts for Acquisition

TThe DMI maintains a network of experts and practitioners from federally-funded research and development centers, think tanks, academia, and the private sector.