Aquisition Data and Analytics ADA

Improving program execution

through TRANSPARENCY

and ANALYSIS

Organization Documents

DoD Review of AoA Process

Report assessing implementation of the AoA by the Department: time required to complete, suggestions to improve, etc.

AAF Memo - Data Transparency

Ms. Ellen M. Lord memo discusses data transparency to enable the acquisition pathways. Signed June 15, 2020.

IPMDAR DID Memo

Authorizes use of the new IPMDAR DID. Signed April 22, 2020.

Update to PDAS (2019 SARs)

Updates to Select Analyses from the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System Series: 2019 SARs Update (Sep 2020). See also 2018 and 2017 PDAS updates.

Acquisition Enablers Overview

Presentation by Ms. Stacy Cummings on the vision of the AE organization, including the new Adaptive Acquisition Framework.

DoD Response to NDAA

Report to Congress, May 31, 2019 on the use of data analysis, measurement, and other evaluation-related methods in DOD acquisition programs.

2015 Report to Congress

Report to Congress on ADA (formerly PARCA), March 2015. See also previous reports from 2014, 2010, and 2009.

Public Law 111-23

The Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act (WSARA) of 2009, also known as Public Law 111-23.

ADA Briefing, DAU

Presentation providing an overview of ADA (formerly PARCA) by Gary Bliss. Created for Defense Acquisition University (DAU) in August 2015.

Framing Assumptions

An informational paper providing guidance on Framing Assumptions (FAs), statements which shape cost, schedule, or performance expectations of an acquisition program.




Welcome to ADA, the Office of
Acquisition Data and Analytics

Welcome to ADA, the Office of Acquisition Data and Analytics

The Office of Acquisition Data and Analytics (ADA), a division of Acquisition Enablers, is the central office for major defense authorization performance assessment, root cause analysis, and earned value management within the Department of Defense (DoD).

What We Do

ADA issues policies, procedures, and guidance governing the conduct of such work by the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies. The office also evaluates the utility of performance metrics used to measure the cost, schedule, and performance of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Defense. ADA was established by section 103 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-23).

David S. Cadman

David S. Cadman
Director

David S. Cadman Director

Acquisition Data and Analytics

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ADA issues policies, procedures, and guidance governing the conduct of such work by the Military Departments and the Defense Agencies. The office also evaluates the utility of performance metrics used to measure the cost, schedule, and performance of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) and makes recommendations to the Secretary of Defense. ADA was established by section 103 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-23).


Mission Statement

Acquisition Data and Analytics is the advisor to ASD(A) for:

Program Performance


Assessing and reporting on the performance of the acquisition system to inform policy changes and strategic decision making.

Root Cause Analysis


Performing root cause analyses of problems within acquisition programs.

Enabling Best Practice


Improving acquisition results (cost, schedule, performance) by gathering and distributing data, best practices and lessons learned across the Services.


Priorities

  • Provide department-wide policy framework and direction for acquisitions
  • Manage and analyze capability portfolios to assess cost, schedule, and performance risks
  • Ensure acquisition portfolios and programs are compliant with international treaties
  • Develop new, innovative procurement policies to implement law, policy and best practices
  • Lead acquisition data management and provide capabilities to enable data analysis
  • Provide leadership timely access to accurate and reliable data supporting acquisition oversight