From the thesis abstract: "The experience of the U.S. military over the last ten years has shown that adversaries are rapidly adapting new technologies and tactics, techniques, and procedures to counter U.S. battlefield supremacy. This volatile and uncertain environment greatly increases the risk to U.S. military personnel as they fulfill critical mission requirements. The Department of Defense has created over 20 ad hoc offices, each with their own unique practices and procedures, to rapidly fulfill urgent battlefield needs that have arisen due to this established trend. The author proposes that most of the current 20 ad hoc offices be federated together into a single rapid acquisition office, the Office of Rapid and Critical Acquisition (ORCA). ORCA would utilize standardized acquisition practices for rapid fielding initiatives and ensure the long-term sustainability of this critical capability."
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