While the United States achieves its national security missions by equipping its military forces with the best weapons systems in the world, questions continue about the performance of the defense acquisition system. How effective is it? How can that effectiveness be objectively measured? Can the Defense Department use those measures to affect behaviors with appropriate incentives or determine which policies and procedures improve results and which turn out to be misguided?
Answers to questions like these are addressed in the first annual report on the “Performance of the Defense Acquisition System” ever issued by the Department of Defense (DoD). This new report represents the beginning of an effort to assess how well the DoD is doing at delivering products to warfighters, how performance is changing over time, and, most importantly, to begin to better understand how DoD can improve the performance of the Defense Acquisition System.
Download a copy of this new annual report for 2013 at: http://bbp.dau.mil/doc/Report_on_the_Performance_of_the_Def_Acq_System.pdf