The Assessments and Root Cause division is responsible for conducting performance assessments and, when issues arise, root cause analyses on major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs). Performance assessments evaluate the cost, schedule, and performance of the program relative to current metrics, assessing the extent to which the program is likely to deliver a capability to the warfighter consistent with the resources to be expended and the promised schedule. Root Cause Analyses provide insight into issues identified in a performance assessment.
The Integrated Program Management (IPM) division serves as the focal point for all policy, guidance, and competency relating to the DoD’s program planning and management tool, EVM. EVM provides a disciplined, structured, objective, and quantitative method to integrate technical work scope, cost, and schedule objectives into a single cohesive contract baseline plan called a Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) for tracking contract performance.
The Data Analytics division serves as the functional lead for acquisition data analytics for ASD(A). The Data Analytics Division integrates acquisition data from disparate DoD and Federal data stores to produce analysis and associated methods that improve acquisition outcomes and inform acquisition strategic decision making and policy changes in OUSD (A&S) and the DoD at large. The Data Analytics Division also conducts analyses to help the Department inform the public and other parts of the U.S. Government, including the Legislative Branch, on the performance of the defense acquisition system.
The Enterprise Information (EI) division serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) focal point for policy, guidance, and competency relating to acquisition data management and access. The Enterprise Information organization manages DAVE, the Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment, a centralized hub that provides convenient access to Acquisition data across several disparate data repositories.