Category Archives: DoD Acquisition

Effective DoD Acquisition Needs Less Noise … Part 2

The well-known valley of death between the DARPA or Military Service Science & Technology (S&T) development and military Programs of Record (PORs) is the result of the high-entropy, high-noise channel, that sits between S&T and the bureaucratic DoD acquisition system. … Continue reading

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Effective DoD Acquisition Needs Less Noise! …Part 1

To fix DoD acquisition, one only has to leverage George Gilder‘s brilliant adoption of Claude Shannon‘s information theory as the economic growth engine. Shannon’s 1948 landmark information theory paper, “A Mathematical Theory of Communication,” defines information as surprise. For his … Continue reading

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Why Can’t DoD Buy High-Tech IT While it is Still High-Tech?

How long does it take the U.S. Army to buy a new handgun? One would think a 90 day market review of the current plethora of commercial handguns could lead to a quick fixed-price contract. Not so; it took them 10 … Continue reading

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DoD Can’t Get to Wave 3 Using Wave 2 Processes!!!

Our military Wave 3 information capability is hostage to current Wave 2 bureaucratic processes…   …we can’t get there without radical change! Our DoD Culture does not Understand Technology Adoption DoD’s attempt to modernize Joint command & control (C2) is once … Continue reading

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