There’s a great article today at DefenseLink about the need for information technology acquisition reform on behalf of the DoD. The bottom line: current IT acquisition is patterned after conventional weapons systems acquisition in ways that suited large scale industrial manufacturing, but run counter to the nature of the speedy development, adoption, and enhancements of information technology.
It’s not new to make this observation about IT acquisition. What’s new is the interest on the part of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) and the recognition by the White House that something drastic must be done quickly.
You can read the article online here.