Principal Deputy, Acquisition Data and Analytics, offers Acquisition Visibility (AV) Basic Training, which covers how the Department creates consistency in acquisition data and how to use the AV suite of applications, including DAVE and AIR.
For an invite to basic training or for more information about advanced training opportunities, contact osd.AVTraining@mail.mil.
Principal Deputy (PD), Acquisition Data and Analytics (ADA), serves as the Department of Defense (DoD) focal point for policy, guidance, and competency relating to acquisition data management and access.
Provide OSD and Component leadership timely access to accurate, authoritative, and reliable data supporting acquisition insight, analysis, and decision-making.
The Principal Deputy ADA organization manages and continuously matures the Department’s common data framework for acquisition to enable a myriad of statutory requirements, regulatory processes, and strategic analytic use cases. The Acquisition Visibility Data Framework (AVDF) holds the data standards and definitions that drive alignment among OSD, Service, and Component data sources and provides data transparency to guide the technical transition of authoritative data for decision-making and strategic insight. Learn more below or Log In to DAVE to access the AVDF.
The Department has aligned and documented a core set of data to give the Defense Acquisition community insight on program, portfolio, and policy effectiveness. References such as the AVDF have been developed to ensure understanding of the data and how it can be used in reporting, analysis, and decision-making.
The AVDF provides the Acquisition community an authoritative, governed set of data elements, definitions, rules, and other metadata for the Adaptive Acquisition Framework (AAF). The AVDF establishes a common enterprise data standard for DoD that will enable the six AAF pathways through data.
The Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE) is the authoritative source for Acquisition Program Baselines, as well as unit cost/schedule/performance/contracts data required for DoD and Congressional insight. DAVE is the central point for Acquisition data for the Department of Defense. Resources available through DAVE include tools for statutory and regulatory reporting, data and capabilities for program and portfolio analysis, and technical resources for data consumption via application program interfaces. Key capabilities include:
Program data capture and data entry capability for Program Progress, Acquisition Program Baseline, and Middle Tier of Acquisition.
Searchable repository for authoritative Acquisition documents for Major Capability Acquisition (MCA) and Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) programs today and expanding to include all Adaptive Acquisition Framework pathways.
Minimally processed data sets delivered in .csv format, Acquisition Data Sets (ADS) simplify access to historical and current acquisition data for analysis.
The ADA Directorate shares data with organizations across the Department of Defense to enable analytics, analysis and the use of data in decision making.
The Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (USD A&S), in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering (USD R&E), established the Acquisition Innovation Research Center (AIRC) with the mission to engage academia to help improve DoD acquisition (10 US Code 4142). The AIRC utilizes academia to apply innovative and alternative methods to DoD acquisition needs: establishing strategies, processes, tools, and techniques that improve outcomes and ease friction points in the Defense Acquisition System. An emphasis is placed on applied experiments, prototypes, and demonstrations (beyond white papers and publications) to address and test solutions to enduring challenges in defense acquisition policies, practices, education, training, and decision-making. The AIRC consortium includes 22 extramural universities, as well as HBCUs, MSIs, and others within DoD’s Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) network.
See AcqIRC.org for AIRC’s panel discussions, publications, and recent updates.