DoD’s National Defense S&T Strategy 2023 is a “Wish-list” not Strategy
The Department of Defense recently published “National Defense Science and Technology Strategy 2023” that contains ZERO consequential strategy and parrots what others have said ad nauseam. The document correctly identifies... READ MORE
Unsticking DoD’s Acquisition Process – easier done than talking about it forever!
In this episode Rick Dunn, former DARPA General Counsel, talks with TC Hoot, a long time DoD Acquisition Program Manager, currently Senior Program Manager at MISI, a Partnership Intermediary serving U.S.... READ MORE
Is DoD’s Acquisition System for R&D Institutionally Corrupt?
Most people have a good idea of what fraud, waste, and abuse looks like, but few recognize institutional corruption, because it’s “normal”. From Harvard’s, Safra Center for Ethics: “Institutional corruption is manifest when... READ MORE
WWII Pacific Air War and Modern Defense Acquisition
In this episode, Strategic Institute’s Founder, Rick Dunn hosts professional WWII Historian, Justin Taylan, to discuss how major events are effected and shaped by numerous discrete small decisions and events, as is... READ MORE
Accelerating Acquisition Innovation w/ Bill Greenwalt
In this episode Rick Dunn, former DARPA General Counsel and pioneer of DoD’s Other Transactions (OTs) authority, talks with Bill Greenwalt, a long time Senate Staffer (SASC) and former Deputy Undersecretary (Industrial Policy),... READ MORE
What are Other Transactions authorities for?
In this episode Strategic Institute cuts through DoD’s myth and lore to highlight the real reasons why Other Transactions were created and what problems they are intended to solve. Other Transactions... READ MORE
The March of Folly: DoD Acquisition for R&D and New Capability
Folly: 1) Lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight 2) a costly and foolish undertaking; unwise investment or expenditure. Few subjects have been the focus of more study than DoD acquisition for... READ MORE
5 Principles of Other Transactions
In this podcast episode Strategic Institute discusses the five principles of Other Transactions (OTs) authorities for federal R&D. 5 Principles of Other Transactions (OTs) 1. OTs = Flexibility 2. If it’s R&D, use... READ MORE