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Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022.  This Army article highlights how speed can often jeopardize acquistion programs by introducing higher yet unnecessary risk. Published Apr-May 2019.
  
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Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022.  2021 JCIDS Process/JROC Charter & 2021 JCIDS Manual Changes - Rapid Deployment Training (RDT)
  
Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022.  This is the Information Technology (IT) Box - A Primer.  Dated 28 Feb 2022
  
Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022. This updated overview of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) reviews the role of JCIDS, key JCIDS documents, identification of capability requirements & gaps, how JCIDS supports the DAS, performance attributes, DOTmLPF-P content, document staffing & validation, the IT Box, threat & intelligence supportability, and weapons safety assurance.  Dated 8 Apr 2022
  
Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022. This briefing summarizes the Major Capability Acquisition (MCA) process in DoDI 5000.85.
  
Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022.  This briefing summarizes the Middle Tier of Acquisition (MTA) construct defined in DoDI 5000.80.
  
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Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report proposes a future logistics concept assessment framework to meet National Defense Strategy requirements. Dated 1 Mar 2022.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report posits how the large reliance on private companies to tackle wartime tasks led to mission failures in Afghanistan, American’s longest-ever conflict. Dated 13 Sep 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report describes the possible acquisition process to acquire space assets.  NOTE: This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Permission is given to duplicate this document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report provides background information and issues for Congress on multiyear procurement (MYP) and block buy contracting (BBC. 
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2021.  This report discusses the need to face China & Russia as economically powerful and technologically sophisticated adversaries in boht peace Y war.  It concludes with several insights to this end. Dated 1 Jun 2020.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report proposes a 'deterrent by detection' concept to address Chinese & Russian aggression. Dated 1 May 2020.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report highlights the dramatic changing balance of naval power in Asia.  Japan’s swift displacement as a leading maritime power bodes ill for the Indo-Pacific. Dated 1 Apr 2020.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022. This report presents CSBA’s analysis that focuses on key questions related to existing and emerging threats to U.S. national security with the goal of enabling policymakers to make informed decisions on matters of strategy, security policy, and resource allocation.  It is dated 1 Aug 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This paper analyzes the trends in what DoD is buying, where defense contract spending is heading, and whether those trends align with the priorities outlined in the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS). Dated 1 Aug 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report offers a series of critical recommendations to enhance the national security space enterprise. Dated 1 May 2020.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report describes the AO accountability framework to help DoD managers ensure accountability and responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI).  It's organized around four complementary principles:  governance, data, performance, and monitoring. Dated 1 Jun 2021.
  
Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022.  This GAO report investigates intellectual property (IP) issues within the DoD and provides rcommendations for executive action to address identified IP issues. Dated 1 Nov 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This GAO report discusses effectiveness and efficiency issues with the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and makes recommendations to address these issues. Dated 1 Oct 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report is a list of open GAO recommendations to DoD.  Many of these recommendations directly address key challenges that significantly affect DOD’s ability to accomplish the department’s mission, such as rebuilding readiness, mitigating cyber threats, and controlling
costs.
  
Currency Review:  22 Aug 2022. This report examines the impact of DoD's supply chain.  It is dated 22 Jul 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This annual report from the Heritage Foundation provides an annual index of U.S. military strength to help decision-makers in government.  Dated 21 Oct 2021.
  
Currency Review:  26 Aug 2021.  This report outlines Iran’s missile-proliferation efforts, their destabilising consequences for the region, and outlining the force multiplier effect for unaccountable nonstate actors. Dated 1 Apr 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022. This report proposes a paradigm shift in acquiring commercially available weapons and other systems. The report discusses the challenges, steps, acquisition strategies, contacting strategies, and budget budget strategies needed to implement this shift.  Dated 1 Feb 2022.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022. This report assesses the health and readiness of the defense industrial base, The NDIA gives a rating of a C with an overarching score of 74, slightly lower than that of 75 last year. Dated 16 Feb 2021.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report presents the NSCAI’s recommendations as a strategy for winning the artificial intelligence era.  Dated 1 Jan 2022.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This paper describes the history of the DoD Sustainment Key Performance Parameter (KPP) and was written by Mr. Chuck Cochrane, SME for DAU's Requirements Center.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report posits that  the DAS should be assessed by the extent to which its policies, processes, personnel, and major partners in industry, are efficiently and effectively developing and producing the systems that overcome the operational problems outlined in the NDS.  NOTE: This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited. Permission is given to duplicate this document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of
its research documents for commercial use. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions. Dated 2021
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report should interest those involved in the acquisition of appropriate licenses to use
technical data and the delivery of technical data packages that contain data the government
needs in an appropriate medium and format. We emphasize our focus on data associated with
weapon system acquisition across DoD.  NOTE: This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited. Permission is given to duplicate this document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of
its research documents for commercial use. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions. Dated 1 Sep 2021.
  
Curency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report describes the acquisition processes of Russia and China.  NOTE: This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited. Permission is given to duplicate this document for personal use only, as long as it is unaltered and complete. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of
its research documents for commercial use. For information on reprint and linking permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.
  
Currency Review:  24 Aug 2022.  This report (reposted here with permission from the American Enterprise Institute) analyzes the current American fiscal situation and resulting U.S. military challenges.  To see this report and others, copy and past this url:   https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/The-2020s-Tri-Service-Modernization-Crunch-1.pdf?x91208.  Dated 1 Mar 2021.
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