Here’s the latest from USAF Lt Col Dan Ward, the guru of the “fast, inexpensive, simple, tiny” movement in US acquisition reform. He begins by noting that while car manufacturers are reducing the time it takes to design and build their products, military contractors are barreling in the opposite direction.
In “Changing Acquisition Culture: What & How,” Colonel Ward explains this phenomenon and offers several concrete suggestions for reversing the trend. This is an area that I’ve worked in a little, and my colleague, Chuck Spinney, has worked in a lot. Think you’ll find Col Ward’s ideas interesting.
Published by the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C.