Better Buying Power (BBP) is the implementation of best practices to strengthen the Defense Department's buying power, improve industry productivity, and provide an affordable, value-added military capability to the Warfighter. Launched in 2010, BBP encompasses a set of fundamental acquisition principles to achieve greater efficiencies through affordability, cost control, elimination of unproductive processes and bureaucracy, and promotion of competition. BBP initiatives also incentivize productivity and innovation in industry and Government, and improve tradecraft in the acquisition of services.
Conducting a program at a cost constrained by the maximum resources the Department can allocate for a capability. These resources include funding, schedule and manpower.
Sep 19, 2014
Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics released the interim version of Better Buying Power 3.0 today at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
View BBP 3.0 whitepaper >
BBP 3.0 Presentation by Frank Kendall >
Sep 12, 2014
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall releases Article on Ethics and Acquisition Professionalism
Aug 24, 2014
USD(AT&L) directs five specific actions that the Department of Defense will implement to improve the competitive environment and motivate industry to deliver effective and efficient solutions.
June 13, 2014
Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall released the second annual report on the Performance of the Defense Acquisition System. It emphasizes objective data analysis to examine the effects of statutes,
policies, and tradecraft on the outcomes of acquisition.
View 2014 Annual Report >
May 27, 2014
Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L memorandum, "Implementing Directive for Better Buying Power 2.0 - Achieving Greater Efficiency and Productivity in Defense Spending," April 24, 2013
View Memo and Guidebook >
April 29, 2014
On 29 Apr 14, Mr. Kendall posted an editorial on the Defense One website outlining his view on why after four years, Better Buying Power is still making a difference in defense acquisition.
View Article >
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A centralized online resource to better connect industry with government customers to invigorate innovation.
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The central office for major defense authorization performance assessment, root cause analysis, and earned value management.
Provides usable tools and templates to create performance-based service acquisition requirements.