Powerful Examples are real-world acquisition stories of best practices and lessons learned that highlight a success or other outcome that may be useful to other organizations. We hope these stories of innovative defense acquisition practices provide the acquisition workforce with fresh ideas, techniques, and approaches that may be repeatable in their organizations. We ultimately hope that sharing these Powerful Examples will lead to improved development, delivery, and sustainment of capabilities to the warfighter.
"In terms of acquisition readiness, we need to make sure that warfighters have the weapons they need to win on the battlefield....To help train the workforce how to do this, we are creating real-world case studies of success. That's where DAU and Jim Woolsey's team is pivotal."
- Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Col. Donald Wols, J4, Director of Logistics at the United States Special Operations Command and Major Chris Baldwin of The J4 Logistics Integration Division share their success in rapidly developing a new tool for logistics and materiel solutions... Read more
The Product Support Manager (PSM) and Director of Logistics for the Army’s Program Manager Force Projection outline a powerful example of product support innovation and cost savings. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. April L. Price/Released) Read more
The Kessel Run Experimentation Lab is not your typical DoD program - it's not located on a military installation, you won't see anyone wearing a suit and it's driven by an almost frenetic need to innovate. It's leaders wouldn't have it any other way. Read more
Air Force Installation Contracting Agency’s (AFICA) use of a structured data driven methodology called Enterprise Sourcing is highlighted in this excellent short five minute video. (Photo by SSgt Janiqua Robinson, identified by DVIDS) Read more
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