Deliver capability at the point of need through a Defense Acquisition System that is flexible, tailorable, and enables speed.
Tenets of the Defense Acquisition System
Simplify policy, tailor-in approaches, empower program managers, facilitate data-driven analysis, actively manage risk, emphasize sustainment.
To build a more lethal force and accelerate delivery to the Warfighter, we must simplify complex policy and afford flexibility based on the capability being acquired.
- Implementing an Adaptive Acquisition Framework
- Developing and integrating policies for supporting functional areas
- Continuously iterating and exploring the creation of additional acquisition pathways to address unique systems as required
To increase the speed and efficiency of our contracting, we must reduce regulatory burden while leveraging authorities afforded by our partners in Congress.
- Repealing recommended clauses in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
- Increasing the currency of guidance to the contracting community
- Leveraging innovative contracting, such as Other Transaction Authorities
To reduce vulnerabilities and ensure a resilient defense industrial base, both commercial and organic, we must increase supply chain visibility and mitigate cybersecurity risks.
- Developing common tools for better insight into second-, third-, and fourth-tier levels
- Enabling active supply chain risk management within program teams
To make our acquisition system more agile and responsive, we must transform the way we train the most important part of that system – the workforce.
- Transforming DAU into a modern learning platform
- Constructing a component- and workforce-centric tailorable, continuous learning construct
- Developing credentials to deliver relevant training at the time of need