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Evolving RDA Strategies in the Global War on Terrorism. David R. Gust MG, USA (RET) President, US falcon Inc www.usfalcon.com. AGENDA. My Acquisition Experience Past Acquisition Reform Defense Enterprise Program Concept Beyond DOD I 5000 Policy Small Business Support/Categories

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Evolving RDA Strategies in the Global War on Terrorism

David R. Gust

MG, USA (RET)

President, USfalcon Inc

www.usfalcon.com

agenda
AGENDA
  • My Acquisition Experience
  • Past Acquisition Reform
  • Defense Enterprise Program Concept
  • Beyond DOD I 5000 Policy
  • Small Business Support/Categories
  • Some Problem Areas
  • Suggestions for Change
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AN/GRC 3 SERIES RADIO

Component User # Channels Freq. Range

RT-66 Armor 80 20-27.9 MHZ

RT-67 Artillery 120 27-39 MHZ

RT-68 Infantry 170 38-55 MHZ

For Patrols in Baltimore, RT units had to be

exchanged for frequency compatibility

acquisition experience
Acquisition Experience
  • AMCPM – MI Oct 84 – Mar 86
  • PEO - Fire Support Apr 86 - Jan 88
  • PEO - IEW Feb 88 - Jun 88
  • PEO - COMM Aug 89 - Jun 95
  • PEO - IEW Jul 95 - Nov 99
  • AMC DCSRDA Nov 99 - ETS (Oct 00)
acquisition reform
Acquisition Reform

The Commission

on Government

Procurement

(1972)

The Hoover

Commission

(1949)

The Hoover

Commission

(1955)

The Fitzburgh

Commission

(1969)

The Defense

Management

review

(1989)

The Carlucci

Initiatives

(1981)

The Grace

Commission

(1982)

The Packard

Commission

(1986)

Acquisition

Streamlining

(Section 800)

(1993)

Defense Science

Board Studies

(Ongoing)

What’s

Different

Now?

reorganization chronology
Reorganization Chronology
  • PACKARD COMMISSION DRAFT REPORT - FEB 86
  • NSDD 219 - APR 86
  • PACKARD COMMISSION FINAL REPORT - JUN 86
  • DEFENSE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1986

(GOLDWATER - NICHOLS)

  • DOD FY87 AUTHORIZATION ACT - OCT 86
  • SEC ARMY LETTER - 30 JAN 87
  • -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • PEO IMPLEMENTATION (24 PEO’S) -- PROJECTED
  • -- 30 SEP 87

1 April 87

defense enterprise pilot programs 1987
Defense Enterprise Pilot Programs 1987

Army

MSE

ATACMS

TOW II

Navy

SSN-21

TRIDENT II

(D-5)

T-45TS

Air Force

SRAM II

MLV

TITAN IV

C-17

army acquisition policy guidance
ARMY ACQUISITION POLICY GUIDANCE
  • CECOM Pamphlet 70-7, 1 November ’93

CECOM Acquisition Handbook

Paragraph 2-3 Non-Development Items

“a. Acquisition of commercial off-the-shelf products to satisfy Army requirements is authorized and encouraged …

b. When possible, a commercial market specification or a performance specification will be used …”

army acquisition policy guidance12
ARMY ACQUISITION POLICY GUIDANCE
  • 3. AMC Pamphlet 715-3

Contracting for Best Value

Page 1 –

“… best value is the outcome of any

acquisition that ensures we meet the customer’s

need in the most effective, economical and timely

manner.”

army acquisition policy guidance13
ARMY ACQUISITION POLICY GUIDANCE

4. AMC Pamphlet 715-3, Volume 6

Debriefing Handbook

Page 2 –

“good debriefings do not encourage protests …”

Page 9 –

“Industry is entitled to know how we evaluate proposals … and what they might do to improve their proposals.

Page 12 –

“Comprehensive debriefings are mutually beneficial to us and industry …”

policy of congress
Policy of Congress

“It is the declared policy of the congress that the government should aid, counsel, assist, and protect insofar as is possible the interests of small business concerns in order to preserve free competitive enterprise, to ensure that a fair proportion of the total purchases and contracts for supplies and services for the Government be placed with small business enterprises, and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the nation.”

Section 201Small Business Act of 1958

  • 23 Million American Small Businesses
  • Create More than 50% of Industrial Innovations/Inventions
  • Employ More than 50% of Private Workforce
  • Generate More than 50% of U.S. Gross Domestic Product
  • Principal Source for New Jobs in the U.S. Economy
small business program
Small Business Program

Goal Categories

FY71

FY80

FY01

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE

SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS

WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

R&D AWARDS TO SMALL BUSINESS

AWARDS TO HISTORICALLY BLACKCOLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ANDMINORITY INSTITUTIONS (HBCUs/MIs)

SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTING

SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESSSUBCONTRACTING

WOMEN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSSUBCONTRACTING

HUBZONES

VERY SMALL BUSINESS

SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN SB

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS

SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE

SMALL DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS

WOMEN-OWNED-SMALL BUSINESS

problem areas
PROBLEM AREAS
  • Bundling of requirements – reduces the contract workload on Army procurement offices, but …
    • Must be bid by large prime contractors due to scope
    • Small businesses participate as subcontractors on teams
    • After awards to the large prime, small business has little leverage to gain a fair split of the workload as avowed in pre-award proposal

A “Green Uniform to Business Suit” Perspective

problem areas17
PROBLEM AREAS

2. High cost of IT specialists – Army is contracting out many IT missions – Ask yourself why?

  • Understand the need for pay

differential for IT specialists. They

are a scarce commodity in demand in

industry.

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PROBLEM AREAS
  • ID/IQ contracts with multiple awards – Army benefits from good competition, however …
    • Each Task Order ends up being competed
    • Small Businesses spend more B&P funds trying to win Task Order competitions.
    • Make Task Order responses page limited, ie. maximum four-page response.
suggestion 1
SUGGESTION #1
  • Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) Projects respond to a specific need. These QRC’s are the future of acquisition. When one QRC project succeeds, make it a program of record, fund it in the POM and complete its life cycle logistics support
suggestion 2
SUGGESTION #2
  • DOD and Services’ policy writers rarely have any project implementation experience. Suggest they attend Defense Acquisition University training, then be assigned to work in a Service PM office for six months to a year. A job trade scenario with a trained PM going to the Pentagon as a backfill. (Might add some reality to policies)
suggestion 3
SUGGESTION #3
  • Treat Information Technology (IT) systems differently. Recognize Moore’s Law of a 18 month obsolescence cycle. Use spiral development and block enhancement fieldings to get new IT technology in the hands of the Warfighters faster.
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EASY

No Job Is

But Some are

Better Than Others