Software Development May Drive Future Acquisition Cycle Times

October, 2016
IDA document: D-8053
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Research Summary/Research Insights , Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
If you look at the last 30 years of defense acquisition, it turns out that in general it is not taking us longer to develop and field weapon systems—with a few exceptions. Those exceptions tend to be our most expensive, complex, and highly visible systems