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are we prisoners of ORSA-style decision makings

Rubrics cubed: are we prisoners of ORSA-style decision makings Christopher R. Paparone This article argues that acquisition professionals who have developed psychological and cultural preferences for ORSA-style decision-making may be blinded to three other decision-making rubrics and the valuable insights that can be derived from them. The three alternative rubrics explained by the authors include: […]

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Service level agreements as vehicles for managing acquisition of software-intensive systems

Service level agreements as vehicles for managing acquisition of software-intensive systems Leonard T. Gaines Service level agreements (SLAs) can be used as a means to manage the acquisition of software-intensive systems. The SLAs support performance-based acquisition by stating in measurable terms the service to be performed, the level of service that is acceptable, the way […]

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A multitiered approach to army acquisition

A multitiered approach to army acquisition John V. Farr The Department of Defense (DoD) has embarked on an ambitious path with the goal of accelerating the acquisition of complex systems with the adoption of the DoD 5000 series. Although DoD guidance encourages innovation by program managers, the organizational culture and a biannual budget process have […]

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Net-Centric Warfare and its impact on System-of-Systems

Net-Centric Warfare and its impact on System-of-Systems Steven G. Zenishek The effects of Net-Centric Warfare (NCW) and its impact on the acquisition of System-of-Systems constructs as experienced by the acquisition of the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System Block 10.2 are examined. Block 10.2 is an Acquisition Category III program that is fielding a net-centric, […]