ABSTRACT

Leading Practices: Agency Acquisition Policies Could Better Implement Key Product Development Principles, Report to Congressional Addressees   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the Document: "Leading companies take a disciplined approach to develop innovative products that satisfy their customers' needs, and to deliver them to market on time and within planned costs. The 13 leading companies GAO [U.S. Government Accountability Office] interviewed perform similar activities when developing new products, such as iterative design in hardware and software development. These activities in the development process align with the four key principles that help project teams deliver innovative products to market quickly and efficiently. GAO found that the department-wide acquisition policies of DOD, DHS, and NASA implement some key product development principles. But, they have yet to fully implement others. This gap limits agencies from ensuring a consistent approach to developing and delivering products with speed and efficiency. [...] GAO is making nine recommendations to DOD, DHS, and NASA to update acquisition policies to fully implement key principles of product development. All three agencies concurred with our recommendations."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104513
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Date:
2022-03
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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