New DOD Acquisition Guidance Suggests 'Skunk Works' Management Approach

By Christopher J. Castelli / April 24, 2013 at 4:32 PM
The Defense Department will explore a lean, "skunk works" style management approach in more acquisition programs, one of many initiatives listed in new guidance issued today by Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall. The memo provides detailed implementation instructions for the "Better Buying Power 2.0" guidance that Kendall issued last year. Included is a long list of tasks and related due dates that concern affordability, cost control and reducing the frequency of higher-headquarters reviews, among other priorities. obtained an...

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