Improving Acquisition

Convening experts and policy makers to discuss the workings of the defense acquisition system, DIIG explores potential reforms to deliver responsive, efficient acquisition in support of future missions

The acquisition system is critical to how DoD functions, yet it is plagued by inefficiencies and organizational obstacles that prevent a more streamlined, cost-effective acquisition process. The most urgent needs of the system shift over time, as demonstrated by the strain the U.S. response to the Russian war in Ukraine put on munition stockpiles. By critically examining key debates surrounding acquisition discussions and analyzing U.S. defense acquisition issue areas with DoD and industry partners, DIIG aims to identify opportunities for improving the acquisition system across all facets of the defense industrial base.