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U.S. Army Acquisition: The Program Executive Officer Perspective

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  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • SEI Identifier: CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002
  • Type: Special Report
  • Topics: Acquisition Support
  • Description: The U.S. Army Strategic Software Improvement Program (ASSIP) is a multi-year effort to improve the way the Army acquires software-intensive systems. As part of the ASSIP, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute interviewed the Army's Program E

Abstract

The U.S. Army Strategic Software Improvement Program (ASSIP) is a multi-year effort to improve the way the Army acquires software-intensive systems. As part of the ASSIP, the Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute interviewed the Army's Program Executive Officers (PEOs) to get their perspectives on the state of Army acquisition of software-intensive systems. The PEOs are senior acquisition professionals with a wealth of experience in Army acquisition and the attempts to improve it in the past. 

This report documents the results of the PEO interviews. The PEOs identified shortcomings and some interesting potential solutions in various aspects of the acquisition function, including skills and training, policy, the acquisition organization, metrics, process, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, and facilities and tools.

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SEI

Blanchette, Jr., Stephen. U.S. Army Acquisition: The Program Executive Officer Perspective (CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7313

IEEE

Blanchette, Jr.. Stephen, "U.S. Army Acquisition: The Program Executive Officer Perspective," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Special Report CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002, 2005. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7313

APA

Blanchette, Jr., Stephen. (2005). U.S. Army Acquisition: The Program Executive Officer Perspective (CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002). Retrieved April 19, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7313

CHI

Stephen Blanchette, Jr.. U.S. Army Acquisition: The Program Executive Officer Perspective (CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2005. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7313

MLA

Blanchette, Jr., Stephen. 2005. U.S. Army Acquisition: The Program Executive Officer Perspective (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2005-SR-002). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=7313