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Common Infrastructure and Joint Programs, Fourth in a Series

Common Infrastructure and Joint Programs, Fourth in a Series

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Bill Novak

Background: Over the past decade, the U.S. Air Force has asked the SEI's Acquisition Support Program (ASP) to conduct a number of Independent Technical Assessments (ITAs) on acquisition programs related to the development of IT systems; communications, command and control; avionics; and electronic warfare systems. This blog posting is the latest installment in a series that explores common themes across acquisition programs that we identified as a result of our ITA work. Previous themes explored...

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The Evolution of Science Projects, Third in a Four-Part Series Exploring Themes Across Acquisition Programs

The Evolution of Science Projects, Third in a Four-Part Series Exploring Themes Across Acquisition Programs

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Bill Novak

Background: Over the past decade, the U.S. Air Force has asked the SEI's Acquisition Support Program (ASP) to conduct a number of Independent Technical Assessments (ITAs) on acquisition programs related to the development of IT systems, communications, command and control, avionics, and electronic warfare systems. This blog post is the third in a series that enumerates common themes across acquisition programs that we identified as a result of our ITA work. Other themes explored in...

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The Need to Sell the Program, Second in a Four-Part Series Exploring Themes Across Acquisition Programs

The Need to Sell the Program, Second in a Four-Part Series Exploring Themes Across Acquisition Programs

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Bill Novak

Background: The U.S. Air Force has sponsored a number of SEI Independent Technical Assessments (ITAs) on acquisition programs that operated between 2006 and 2009. The programs focused on the development of IT systems, communications, command and control, avionics, and electronic warfare systems. This blog post is the second in a series that identifies four themes across acquisition programs that the SEI identified as a result of our ITA work. Other themes explored in the series...

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A Series on Four Overarching Themes Across Acquisition Programs: First Theme, Misaligned Incentives

A Series on Four Overarching Themes Across Acquisition Programs: First Theme, Misaligned Incentives

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Bill Novak

Background:Over the past decade, the U.S. Air Force has asked the SEI's Acquisition Support Program (ASP) to conduct a number of Independent Technical Assessments (ITAs) on acquisition programs related to the development of IT systems; communications, command and control; avionics; and electronic warfare systems. This blog post is the first in a series that identifies common themes across acquisition programs that we identified as a result of our ITA work. This post explores the first...

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