Department of Defense Policies and Procedures for the Acquisition of Information Technology   [open pdf - 8MB]

"At the request of Congress, the Defense Science Board (DSB) undertook a review of Department of Defense policies and procedures for the acquisition of information technology. The findings and recommendations presented in this report are the result of a study that was broad in scope, as established in legislative guidance--covering acquisition and oversight policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities for acquisition officials department-wide, and reporting requirements and testing as they relate to IT acquisition. More specifically, the terms of reference directed that the matters addressed by the task force include the following: 1) DOD policies and procedures for acquiring information technology, 2) roles and responsibilities in implementing policies and procedures, 3) application of acquisition policies and procedures to IT that is integral to critical weapons or weapon system, 4) legal requirements (U.S. Code) as they relate to the acquisition of IT, 5) DOD policies and procedures to facilitate the use of commercial information technology, 6) suitability of DOD acquisition regulations, 7) adequacy and transparency of metrics, 8) effectiveness of existing statutory and regulatory reporting requirements, 9) adequacy of operational and development test resources, and 10) appropriate policies and procedures for technology assessment, development, and operational testing."

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