Some of the challenges we have today are not challenges we have foreseen and so we need to adapt, but also we need to be focused on how we innovate, to make sure that tomorrows force, perhaps doing things in a fundamentally different way, is prepared for the challenges of 2020 and beyond. Dare is the deputy director for developmental test, evaluation and prototyping within the office of the under secretary of defense for research and engineering. Official definition of the united states department of the termprototype. Moving rapid prototyping and agile development into large bureaucratic organizations is challenging for dod cultures. According to a recently released april 6 memo, ellen lord, dod s acquisition head, issued new guidance for prototype.
A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The communities of interest cois were established as a mechanism to encourage multiagency coordination and collaboration in crosscutting technology focus areas with broad multiple component investment. It addresses the approach, assessment, validation, sourcing, resourcing, and fielding of operationally driven urgent, executionyear combatant commander needs. Funding for latestage development, prototyping, and demonstration receives a substantial increase in line with dods priorities under its third offset strategy.
When used effectively, prototyping reduces risk and improves the likelihood that weapon systems will be completed on time and within budget. Efforts today prepares dod sustainment community for a future of weapon systems built with increasing am technology. Speed to market prototyping, demonstrations, and experimentation force of the future science, technology, engineering and math stem. Purpose the other transactions guide for prototype projects version 1. On july 15, 2014, we received notice from dod that it had waived the competitive prototyping requirement for the fleet replenishment oiler taox program. Mta rapid prototyping adaptive acquisition framework. A list of common ot myths along with a discussion of the facts are identified with a symbol indicating that a myth exists for the item described see appendix d. Adopting best practices can improve innovation investments and management. The national academies press 500 fifth street, nw washington, dc 20001. Additive manufacturing opportunities within dod maintenance.
Response and defeat operations support redops program takes a systems analysis approach, working with explosives countermeasures experts from all levels of government to identify best practices for rendering ieds safe. Last year, diig found that the defense acquisition system sat at an inflection point after rebounding from the defense drawdown but was still facing. The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the governing board of the national research council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the national academy of sciences, the national academy of engineering, and the institute of medicine. Dod research and engineering defense innovation unit experimental townhall. Getting stuff in the field quickly secretary carter.
Future directions at the intersection of management. Competitive prototyping a defense acquisition university. Pentagon fasttracks prototyping contracts defense systems. Prototyping material jetting droplets of building material are selectively deposited. Department of defense dod forces to operate with freedom of maneuver in the electro magnetic spectrum ems. The rapid acquisition process rap provides rapid transition funding for the development and fielding of highly successful competitive experiments and demonstrations.
Dod announces new allied prototyping initiative effort with norway to continue partnership in advancing solid fuel ramjet technologies. Dod research and engineering north carolina military. Dtics pdf and excel spreadsheet versions of congressional budget reports are available shortly after postings on thomas library of congress website. Gao continues to expand the scope of prototypes dod may.
Department of defense dod, has led to misunderstandings as well as a number of myths. Department of defense research, development, test, and. If competitive prototyping is not considered feasible, single prototypes at the system or subsystem. At the front endfor example, during applied researchprototyping can mean relatively small and.
Conducting a competitive prototype acquisition program. The most common question we hear from clients about the recent boom in the department of defenses spending on other transactions, or ots, is a simple one. It translates promising basic research into solutions for broadly defined military needs and includes studies, investigations, and nonsystem specific technology efforts. Ndia 2008 waldenrapid prototyping 6 6 air force rapid capabilities office established april 2003 mission.
Recommendations for funding levels for the defense science. The navy s t aox program is an effort to replace its 15 existing fleet oilers. Recognizing congress did not define the term prototype in 10 u. These ships entered service between 1986 and 1996 and have an expected service life of 35 years. Under secretary of defense for acquisition, technology and. Army sees rapid prototyping as key to rapid innovation. Attendees expected other than caucus members at the event are primarily congressional staffers, dod, and other agency employees. Griffin is the under secretary of defense for research and engineering.
He is the departments chief technology officer, and is responsible for the research, development, and prototyping activities across the dod enterprise and is mandated with ensuring technological superiority for the department of defense. Mc12w liberty i created the sco for rapidity of fielding, not 10 and 15year programs. The third reason we invest in research and engineering is to develop technology surprise. It also keeps dod s technology pipeline stocked with innovative technologies that. The defense department wants to make approving prototype contracts easier by delegating contracting authorities to agencies and combatant commanders during the coronavirus pandemic. Dtic online this search queries the dtic online public web site.
Dod research and engineering science and technology breakfast national defense industrial association. Response and defeat operations support redops fact. Highlights of gao17499, a report to congressional committees june. President trumps fiscal year 2018 budget requests a 5. Our specific example is the joint and allied threat awareness system jatasanaar59 program within program management aviation272 pma272 advanced tactical. Competitive prototyping, which involves commercial, government, or academic sources producing early prototypes of weapon systems or critical subsystems, can help department of defense dod programs reduce technical risk, refine requirements, validate designs and cost estimates, and evaluate manufacturing processes prior to making major commitments of resources. Dod announces new allied prototyping initiative effort.306 118 1118 1466 169 120 1007 372 676 1373 100 1331 603 478 969 1048 104 306 559 1631 523 1225 769 1496 79 1007 1281 1193 1140 1017 1100 540 72 405 299 1454