More Agile Acquisition Risk Management for Urgent and Emerging Military Needs

April, 2019
IDA document: D-10516
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents
Division: Information Technology and Systems Division
Laura A. Odell See more authors
Numerous risk-based requirements and mitigation factors are considered before a capability can be acquired and deployed. The Office of the Secretary of Defense wanted to identify obsolete statutes and unnecessary process requirements that may hinder a more agile acquisition process, particularly when the operational need is urgent or emerging. A team of IDA researchers reviewed statutory language and Department of Defense (DoD) policies and regulations for meeting risk management requirements and interviewed subjectmatter experts to support the analysis.