- Half of managers believe the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 has not improved any major acquisition areas.
- Fifty-three percent of respondents rated the requirement generation phase of acquisitions as challenging, more so than any other phase of the procurement process.
- Seventy-one percent of federal managers note schedule/cost estimation as one of their greatest challenges in the process of procurement.
- Nearly one-third of respondents have employed rapid prototyping to quickly develop new systems, and 93 percent of those have experienced some benefit as a result.
Of the acquisitions process, Booz Allen Hamilton Senior Vice President, Lee Wilbur added, “The current acquisitions process is a very robust, comprehensive process that requires many reviews, reports, and assessments. The fundamental concern is that those take a lot of time and energy to generate. And over the course of the project, constantly changing battlefield and threat conditions means there will likely be changes which will complicate the process. Thus, it’s very difficult to plan and execute a given schedule or budget. Rapid prototyping offers a streamlined process to provide a more responsive capability in less time and for less money.”Listen to experts discuss the study’s results in detail, on this Webcast On-Demand Download the full report on the Government Business Council’s website: Streamlining the Process: Improving Defense Acquisitions through Rapid Prototyping About Booz Allen Hamilton Booz Allen Hamilton ( www.boozallen.com ) is a leading provider of management and technology consulting services primarily to the U.S. government in the defense, intelligence, and civil markets. Booz Allen Hamilton is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, employs more than 25,000 people, and had revenue of $5.5 billion for the 12 months ended March 31, 2011 (NYSE: BAH). About Government Business Council Industry Insights As Government Executive Media Group’s research intelligence division, the Government Business Council (GBC) is dedicated to advancing the business of government through analysis, insight and analytical independence. As an extension of Government Executive’s 40 years of exemplary editorial standards and a commitment to the highest ethical values, the GBC partners with industry leaders to study influential decision-makers from across the federal government and produce intelligence-based research and analysis. About Government Executive Media Group As part of Atlantic Media Company, Government Executive is dedicated to the mission of “informing and challenging the national discourse” through serving managers and executives across government. Through its unmatched reach among federal decision makers and industry leading marketing services, Government Executive Media Group is uniquely capable of helping companies achieve breakthrough business results in the federal market. For more information about Government Executive Media Group, visit www.GovernmentExecutive.com/mediakit. BAHPR-CO