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Title: Identifying Governance Best Practices in Systems-of-Systems Acquisition
Authors: David Berteau
Guy Ben-Ari
Joshua Archer
Keywords: System-of-Systems
Program Management
Acquisition Workforce
Defense Technology
Issue Date: 8-Feb-2014
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Systems-of-Systems
Abstract: Acquisition governance currently confronts two problems: the growing size and complexity of systems-of-systems capabilities and the limited effectiveness of existing governance models to ensure the on-cost and on-schedule delivery of those capabilities. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is engaging in research on systems-of-systems acquisition governance best practices that could help the defense acquisition community overcome some of these problems. This report provides the results of several case studies illustrating the challenges of complex systems-of-systems acquisitions. It characterizes how existing acquisition governance models fall short of meeting the challenges of complex systems-of-systems acquisition, and offers five best-practice themes meant to address those challenges based on the results of CSIS research and interviews with stakeholders in the acquisition community. Finally, it concludes that the attributes most critical to success in complex acquisition efforts are level of organizational focus, decision-making authority, and enforcement.
Description: Acquisition Management / Grant-funded Research
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