- This initiative continues the effort to stress creating and maintaining a competitive environment that provides the motivation to control and reduce cost. The concept includes a full range of mechanisms that program managers should consider and incorporate in acquisition strategies and in activities conducted outside the program itself.
• Improving Competition in Defense Procurements (Memo, 11/24/2010)
• Improving Competition in Defense Procurements--Amplifying Guidance (Memo, 4/27/2011)
- This item is continued from BBP 1.0 and will focus on improving the Department’s early planning for open architectures and the successful execution of the plan to provide for open architectures and modular systems. This will include the development of a business model and associated intellectual property strategy (data rights planning) that can be implemented over the lifecycle of the product, starting while competition still exists.
• Open Systems Architecture and Technical Data Rights . . . Management Approaches (Presentation, 1/12/2012)
- Small businesses, as both prime contractors to the Department and sub-contractors within the supply chain, are effective sources of innovation and reduced cost. The Department will continue its emphasis on improving small business opportunities.
• Increase Dynamic Small Business Role in the Defense Marketplace (Memo, 6/27/2011)
• Increasing Small Business Participation in DoD Acquisitions (Presentation, 9/29/2011)
- The data on a number of programs has demonstrated that Technology Demonstration (TD) phase competitive prototyping is often not effective in reducing the risk associated with the products being developed in the program’s EMD phase. Proof of concept demonstrations that purport to provide Technology Readiness Level 6 maturity, but which do not have direct traceability to the proposed product design, are being used to win EMD programs instead of to reduce actual risk. This initiative will improve the Department’s ability to ensure that TD phase activities reduce the actual risk associated with the product to be developed.
• Technology Development Strategy or Acquisition Strategy Sample Outline (Document, 4/2011)