DoD prioritizing COST over Value and Affordability

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  The defense acquisition system focuses so much on cost it has become completely unaffordable, and riddled with missed opportunities. In this podcast episode Strategic Institute discusses the difference between ‘cost’ and ‘value’, and we think out loud about the … Continued

Taking a Whooping! A Critical Look at the State of Small Businesses in the Defense Industrial-base

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  In this podcast episode Strategic Institute’s Founder, Rick Dunn talks with Amanda Bresler and Alex Bresler from PW Communications about their latest research – Analyzing the Composition of the Defense Small Business Industrial Base.   The research findings are … Continued

What Qualifies as a “Prototype” for an Other Transactions Agreement?

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What is a prototype? What seems to be a simple question with a simple answer is sometimes mysterious when trying to determine if a project falls under Other Transactions statutes. First, it is important to recognize that what the prototype … Continued

Sabotaging Innovation – Using a Procurement System for R&D

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  In this podcast episode Strategic Institute talks about DoD’s continued reliance on a procurement system for R&D and advancing new capability. “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” – Abraham Maslow The DoD habitually … Continued

Innovative People Do Not Use the Word “Innovation”

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In this episode the Strategic Institute team talks about “innovation,” a buzz term that has become ubiquitous in the federal government.  Using a 2008 article as a basis of discussion, the team relates and connects it to Other Transactions authorities … Continued

Why the DoD Acquisition System is Stuck

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Join Strategic Institute in discussing why the defense acquisition system for R&D and delivering new capabilities is persistently stuck in first gear and getting passed by on the rapid 21st century highway. The DoD once had a functional acquisition system … Continued

(mal)Adaptive Acquisition Framework

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  In effort to fix the critically serious and known problems that have plagued DoD acquisition for R&D and delivering new capability for decades, the DoD unveiled The Adaptive Acquisition Framework as a remedy.  However, the graphic representation of the … Continued

Private Sector Funding for Federal R&D & New Capability

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In this episode Strategic Institute discusses why private sector funding of government R&D and in the development of new capability is not only permissible using Other Transactions but also why it makes a lot of sense. With so many dollars … Continued

Other Transactions: Education Precedes Innovation

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  In this lively episode the Strategic Institute team talks about Other Transactions (OT) education. More specifically the lack thereof and how this tantamount to shooting oneself in the foot! It has been almost FIVE YEARS since Congress mandated that … Continued