Rapid Improvement Team (RIT) Initiative with GTN 21 - Lessons Learned from GTN 2
Software Engineering Institute
Rapid Improvement Team (RIT) and Evolutionary Acquisition Division Review (EADR) process. Outline the RIT initiative as an OSD-sponsored program to use evolutionary acquisition to get IT capabilities to the warfighter faster. RIT moved large software-intensive programs from "Oversight" to "Insight," transforming how we think about satisfying statutory and regulatory acquisition requirements without impacting or stalling programs that would provide sorely needed mission capabilities. GTN 21 is the first of the RIT programs to successfully pass an EADR that gives the equivalent of an MS B decision. The precedent-setting event discussed shifting the burden of proof of compliance from the program office "oversight" to the burden of review and facilitation on the part of the OSD and Service stakeholders' "insight."