Performance of the Defense Acquisition System: 2016 Annual Report   [open pdf - 6MB]

"This is the fourth annual report on the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System, using quantitative analysis of broad data to measure institutional performance. This annual report series is a central part of Better Buying Power (BBP). It continues to reflect results in defense acquisition performance from ongoing DoD compliance with the Improve Acquisition Act of 2010 and the earlier Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. Although similarly motivated, our efforts go beyond the specifics of those laws to seek additional insights for improving the defense acquisition system's performance. This study also fulfills ongoing Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests for evidence-based analytic studies on acquisition performance. It is encouraging to see evidence of performance improvement over the last few years. However, these results are not a reason to pause in our efforts. They should motivate us to press ahead even more vigorously."

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