Winning in the 21st Century

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This paper, for the Section 809 Panel on streamlining and codifying acquisition, states that the current U.S. Department of Defense support system is not adapting to current threats adequately because its centralized nature inhibits the acquisition system’s organizational agility and speed to meet needed weapons and management systems capability.

The paper proposes a decentralized portfolio structure that embraces agility at its core. It recommends specific ways to capture and implement new strategies in acquisition, innovation and industry interaction.