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Joint Capability Techonlogy Demonstrations Website.aspx
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The JCTD Program executes Pre- Engineering and Manufacturing Development (Pre-EMD) and Fieldable Prototypes to address the highest priorities facing the Department of Defense. JCTD projects develop technology solutions that meet the DASD (EC&P) Focus Areas.
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Independent Program Oversight An Answer for Major Weapons Systems Success Defense ARJ April 2008.pdf
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The April 2008 edition of the"Defense Acquisition Review Journal is a special edition sponsored by the Defense Acquisition University Alumni Association(DAUAA) and theDAU Research Department. The journalfeatures the winners of thefirst annual Hirsch Research PaperCompetition. The themeforthis year'scontestwasDefense Life Cycle Management: Sustaining DoD Weapon Systems.The Department of Defense (DoD) has a long and consistent history of major program successes and failures. Unfortunately, because of the nature, size, and complexity of DoD endeavors, when projects fail losses are great to both the warfighter and the taxpayer. The question that begs an answer is: Why do DoD's programs and projects continue to fail considering the department's investment in program management and its long history of lessons learned in acquiring major weapons systems? Research suggests that the answer might lie in the execution of the programs and lack of independence in program oversight.
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OIPT WIPT Information Guide Part One.pdf
Contracting; Engineering; Program Management; Test and EvaluationDoD; Joint StaffReferenceKitchen Sink
Guidance for using Overarching Integrated Product Teams (OIPTs) and Working Integrated Product Teams (WIPTs) in DoD acquisition, includes various OSD and USD(A&T) memos, IPT Rules of the Road, and the transcript of an instructional video. (Volume II is accessible via the weblink provided.) This is the ''IPT Bible'' provided by USD(AR), giving the definitive guidance for IPTs on the government side. Be forewarned that there are IPTs on the industry side and bridging the government-industry program-level partnership that may operate quite differently. (N.b.: The version of ''Rules of the Road'' contained herein is the original version from 1995; the updated 1999 version is available as a separate contribution.)
Please Note:
The attached document mentions the DoDD 5000.1. The DoDD 5000.1 has been revised and renamed to DoDD 5000.01 and certified as current as of November 20, 2007 and can be found at
The attached document also mentions the DoDI 5000.2-R. The DoDI 5000.2-R has been revised and renamed to DoDI 5000.02 and is dated 8 December 2008 and can be found at
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Joint Operating Environment 2030 Dec 2007.pdf
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The Joint Operating Environment document is intended to inform joint concept development and experimentation throughout the Department of Defense with a perspective on future trends, potential shocks, military implications, as well as the implications of these issues for the future joint force commander. This document is speculative in nature and does not necessarily represent a USJFCOM or Department of Defense position on any issue. Rather, it is intended to serve as an intellectual ?starting line? for discussions about the structure of the future security environment.
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Report on the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System - 2014.aspx
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Link to the 2014 Report on the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System
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USD AT L Jun 14 Ltr to Congress Re DoD Acquisition.pdf
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Interesting reading -- Mr Frank Kendall's USD(AT&L) letter to Congress re: Improvements in Defense Acquisition dtd 13 Jun 2014
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DAWDF FY14 Rpt to Congress.pdf
Auditing; Contracting; Earned Value Management; Engineering; Information Technology; Production, Quality and Manufacturing; Program Management; Requirements Management; Services Acquisition; Small Business Programs; Test and EvaluationAir Force; Army; Defense Logistics Agency; DoD; Joint Staff; National Guard Bureau; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
Section 1705 of title 10, United States Code, "Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund" (hereafter, DA WDF, the Fund, or section 1705), directs the   Department of Defense (DoD) to establish the DAWDF to provide funding for the recruitment, training, and retention of DoD acquisition personnel. The purpose of the DA WDF is to ensure the DoD acquisition workforce has the capacity, in both personnel and skills, needed to (1) properly perform its mission; (2) provide appropriate oversight of contractor performance; and (3) ensure that the Department receives the best value for the expenditure of public resources. Section 1705 requires the Secretary of Defense to submit an annual report on the operation of the DAWDF.
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GAO Bid Protest Annual Reports to the Congress.aspx
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Bid Protest Annual Reports To Congress
As required by the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984, 31 U.S.C. § 3554(e)(2), the Comptroller General reports annually to Congress on federal agencies that do not fully implement a recommendation made by GAO in connection with a bid protest decided the prior fiscal year.
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Great Expectations Building Stronger Government Industry Relationships.pdf
Contracting; Engineering; Program ManagementArmy; DoDLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
by Col. Michael A. Micucci, USMC

Published in Defense AT&L Magazine: March-April 2009
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Defense Acquisitions - How DOD Acquires Weapon Systems and Recent Efforts to Reform the Process - May 23 2014.aspx
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Report to Congress by the Congressional Research Service (CRS)
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CRS MRAP Report June 2010.pdf
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by Andrew Feickert, June 7, 2010
CRS Report for Congress

In late 2007, the Department of Defense (DOD) launched a major procurement initiative to replace most up-armored High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) in Iraq with Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles by FY2009. MRAPs have been described as providing significantly more protection against Improvised Explosive devices (IEDs) than uparmored HMMWVs. Currently, DOD has approved an acquisition of objective of 25,700 vehicles, of which 8,100 are the newer Military-All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) version designed to meet the challenges of Afghanistan’s rugged terrain. DOD officials have indicated that this total may be increased depending upon the operational needs in Afghanistan.

Through FY2010, Congress appropriated $34.95 billion for all versions of the MRAP. In March 2010, DOD reprogrammed an additional $3.9 billion from the Overseas Contingency Operations fund to MRAP procurement. Both the House and Senate have now approved an additional $1.2 billion for MRAP procurement included in the FY2010 Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 4899). The full FY2011 DOD budget request of $3.4 billion for the MRAP Vehicle Fund has been authorized by the House (H.R. 5136). The Senate Armed Services Committee has recommended approval of DOD’s request, though floor action has not yet occurred. The DOD budget request remains under consideration by both House and Senate Appropriations Committees.

Among potential issues for congressional consideration are the disposition of MRAPs among active forces, pre-positioned stocks, and U.S. allies; adequacy of logistical support; rate of vehicle production from a sole source; and contract oversight.

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Long Term Implications of the 2012 Future Years Defense Program CBO Report.pdf
PurchasingAir Force; Army; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
Congressional Budget Office report dated June 2011.
This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) study, prepared at the request of the SenateCommittee on the Budget, projects the costs of the Department of Defense’s plan for nationaldefense for the years 2012 to 2030. The study is the latest in an annual series that CBO haspublished for the past eight years. In particular, it updates the projections contained in CBO’sLong-Term Implications of the Fiscal Year 2011 Defense Budget, published in February 2011.In keeping with CBO’s mandate to provide objective, impartial analysis, this study makesno recommendations. A future CBO study will examine the implications that possible constraintson defense budgets might have for the future size, composition, and capabilities of themilitary services....
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CRS Report Sequestration as a Budget Enforcement Process FAQ.pdf
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Sequestration as a Budget Enforcement Process: Frequently Asked Questions
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report by Megan S. Lynch, dated February 27, 2013
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CRS Mar 13 Rpt Re Aircraft Carrier Program.pdf
Contracting; Earned Value Management; Engineering; Program Management; Purchasing; Test and EvaluationDoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report by Ronald O'Rourke is dated March 13, 2013.
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CRS Mar 13 Rpt Re Attack Sub Procurement.pdf
Contracting; Engineering; Test and EvaluationDoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) report by Ronald O'Rourke is dated March 13, 2013.
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CRS Mar 13 Rpt Re Coast Guard Cutter Program.pdf
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This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report by Ronald O'Rourke is dated March 15, 2013.
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CRS Report Re JLTV.pdf
Contracting; Engineering; Test and EvaluationAir Force; Army; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report by Andrew Feickert is dated February 4, 2013.
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CBO Mar 13 Rpt Re Scaling Back DoD Budget Plans.pdf
Engineering; PurchasingAir Force; Army; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
This Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report is dated March 2013.
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National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014.aspx
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Report of the Committee on Armed Services House of Representatives on H.R. 1060 together with Additional and Dissenting Views. 
June 7, 2013
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Navy AF MC Jun 13 JSF Rpt to Congress.pdf
Air Force; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
This Report to Congressional Defense Committees is dated June 2013.

This report is being provided to the Congressional Defense Committees as directed in Public Law 112-239, Section 155, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013.
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CRS Assessing the January 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance DSG Aug 13 Rpt Re DSG.pdf
PurchasingArmy; DoDLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report dated August 13, 2013
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CRS Oct 13 Rpt Re Navy Aegis BMD Pgm.pdf
Purchasing; Test and EvaluationDoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
Navy Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) Program: Background and Issues for Congress by Ronald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval Affairs.This Congressional Research Service report is dated October 17, 2013
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CBO Analysis of Navy FY14 Shipbuilding Plan.pdf
Engineering; PurchasingDoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
Congress of the United States Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report: An analysis of the Navy's Fiscal Year 2014 Shipbuilding Plan dated October 2013.
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CRS Rpt National Security Strategy Aug 2013.pdf
Air Force; Army; DoD; Unified CommandLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
This Congressional Research Service (CRS) report: National Security Strategy: Mandates, Execution to Date, and Issues for Congress by Catherine Dale, Specialist in International Security, is dated August 6, 2013.
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Highlights of NDAA 2014.pdf
Contracting; Information TechnologyAir Force; Army; DoD; Joint Staff; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
Fact Sheet: FY14 NDAA SummaryHighlights of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014 is the key mechanism to provide necessary authorities and funding for America’s military. This is the fifty-second consecutive NDAA. The legislation meets Chairman McKeon’s goal of providing for a strong defense in an era of uncertain and declining resources. The total funding authorized reflects the will of the House to provide our troops the resources they need to meet a dangerous world. However, Chairman McKeon also recognizes that, more than ever, the impacts of rapid defense cuts, FY13 sequestration, and the prospect of future sequester cuts in the years to come, will force our warfighters to be not only keen stewards of our national security, but to maximize value for every taxpayer dollar. To that end, this legislation supports and protects our warfighters and their families; addresses ongoing and emerging conflicts with resolve and accountability; protects America today while preparing for future threats; and finally controls costs while making wise choices with restrained resources.
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CRS Report Trends in Discretionary Spending.pdf
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Congressional Research ServiceTrends in Discretionary SpendingD. Andrew Austin, Analyst in Economic PolicyjANUARY 16, 2014
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CRS Dec 15 Fact Sheet Re FY16 NDAA.pdf
Intelligence SupportAir Force; Army; DoD; NavyLearning MaterialKitchen Sink
by Pat TowellSpecialist in U.S. Defense Policy and BudgetCongressional Research Service (CRS)December 4, 2015Following are selected highlights of the versions of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that were passed by the House of Representatives, passed by the Senate and signed by the President on November 25, 2015 (P.L. 114-92 )....
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SASC NDAA 2017 Press Release 12 May 16.pdf
Contracting; Cybersecurity; Engineering; Information Technology; Program Management; Purchasing; Test and EvaluationAir Force; Army; DoD; Joint Staff; National Guard Bureau; NavyReferenceKitchen Sink
May 12, 2016 Press Release, United States Commitee on Armed Services.Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Chairman and Ranking  Mmber of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced details of the committee’s markup of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. The committee on Thursday voted, 23-3, to report the bill, which authorizes $602 billion in funding for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy.
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CBO Aug 16 Rpt Re FY16 Sequestration Caps.pdf
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The Congressional Budget Office is required by law to issue a report by August 15 of each year that provides estimates of the caps on discretionary budget authority in effect for each fiscal year through 2021.1 CBO has slightly revised its estimates of the caps for 2016 since it issued its previous report on the topic in December 2015. In that earlier report, CBO estimated that the appropriations for 2016 did not exceed the caps; CBO's assessment remains unchanged—the discretionary appropriations provided to date for 2016 do not exceed the caps, and thus, by CBO's estimates, a further sequestration (or cancellation of budgetary resources) will not be required as a result of appropriation action this year..
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CRS Nov 16 Rpt Re Navy 30 Year Shipbuilding Plan.pdf
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Congressional Research Service (CRS)Navy Force Structure: A Bigger Fleet? Background and Issues for CongressRonald O'Rourke, Specialist in Naval AffairsNovember 9, 2016This report presents background information and potential issues for Congress on the question of whether to increase the Navy’s force-level goal (i.e., the planned size of the Navy) to something more than the current goal of 308 ships. Some observers have advocated adopting a new a force-level goal of about 350 ships.The issue for Congress is whether to increase the planned size of the Navy to something more than 308 ships, and if so, what the new force-level goal should be.1 Congress’s decisions on this issue could substantially affect Navy capabilities and funding requirements and the shipbuilding industrial base.There have also been proposals in recent years for future Navy fleets of less than 308 ships. Several of these proposals are summarized in another CRS report that provides an overview discussion of Navy force structure and shipbuilding plans.2 This other CRS report also summarizes current legislative activity relating to Navy force structure and shipbuilding. Several additional CRS reports discuss individual Navy shipbuilding programs.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) report.
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