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Software Acquisition and Practices (SWAP) Study

 

The FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directs the Secretary of Defense to task the Defense Innovation Board "to undertake a study on streamlining software development and acquisition regulations."

“Software is assessed among the most frequent and most critical challenges, driving program risk on ~60% of acquisition programs.” - Defense Science Board, 2018 Report

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Fix the Department's approach to software

March 26, 2019:

       DIB-SWAP Report Front Matter

       DIB-SWAP Report Main Body

       DIB-SWAP Report Supporting Information

March 13, 2019:

DIB-SWAP Study Report [DRAFT]

March 6, 2019:

       SWAP Study Vignettes

February 22, 2019:

DIB-SWAP Study Report: [DRAFT] Main Body

DIB-SWAP Study Report: [DRAFT] Supplementary Docs

January 11, 2019:

TL;DR: One-Page Summary

README: Five-Page Summary

Sec 805 Draft Possible Language

Data & Metrics Subgroup Input

Preliminary Recommendations for Feedback

Appropriations Subgroup Report

October 10, 2018:

Is Your Compute Environment Holding You Back? A DIB Guide for the Acquisition Community

Is Your Development Environment Holding You Back? A DIB Guide for the Acquisition Community

Defense Innovation Board Case Study Questions

DIB Guide: Detecting Agile BS

Defense Innovation Board Do’s and Don’ts for Software

Version 0.7, last modified 1 Nov 2018

Version 0.6, last modified 2 Oct 2018

July 10, 2018: Defense Innovation Board Metrics for Software Development

April 20, 2018: Defense Innovation Board Ten Commandments of Software

 

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Overview: Defense Innovation Board Software Acquisition and Practices Study (SWAP) | Directed by Section 872 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
Overview: Defense Innovation Board Software Acquisition and Practices Study (SWAP) | Directed by Section 872 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
DoD’s systems continue to grow in software size and complexity –Today software enables almost 100% of capability and is a major driver of cost (SEI)
DoD’s systems continue to grow in software size and complexity –Today software enables almost 100% of capability and is a major driver of cost (SEI)
“Every program that’s busted in the Air Force is software  related.”
-Dr. Will Roper,  Assistant Secretary of the  Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

“Software is assessed among the most frequent and most critical challenges, driving  program risk on ~60% of acquisition programs.” 
-Defense Science Board, 2018 Report
“Every program that’s busted in the Air Force is software related.” -Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics “Software is assessed among the most frequent and most critical challenges, driving program risk on ~60% of acquisition programs.” -Defense Science... ...More
Fix the Department’s approach to software
Fix the Department’s approach to software
Congress’ Charge
The FY18 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directs the Secretary of Defense to task the Defense Innovation Board "to undertake a study on streamlining software development and acquisition regulations."
FY18 NDAA Sec.  872: Dec 12, 2017
SecDef Delegation  Memo: Jan 2, 2018
A&S  TOR: April 5, 2018
Interim Report to Congress: May 15, 2018
FY18 NDAA Sec. 872: Dec 12, 2017 SecDef Delegation Memo: Jan 2, 2018 A&S TOR: April 5, 2018 Interim Report to Congress: May 15, 2018
DIB SWAP Study Membership
Defense Innovation Board Subcommittee Members
10 Commandments of Software: Study Hypothesis
10 Commandments of Software: Study Hypothesis
Overview: Defense Innovation Board Software Acquisition and Practices Study (SWAP) | Directed by Section 872 of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
DoD’s systems continue to grow in software size and complexity –Today software enables almost 100% of capability and is a major driver of cost (SEI)
“Every program that’s busted in the Air Force is software  related.”
-Dr. Will Roper,  Assistant Secretary of the  Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

“Software is assessed among the most frequent and most critical challenges, driving  program risk on ~60% of acquisition programs.” 
-Defense Science Board, 2018 Report
Fix the Department’s approach to software
Congress’ Charge
Deliverables
FY18 NDAA Sec.  872: Dec 12, 2017
SecDef Delegation  Memo: Jan 2, 2018
A&S  TOR: April 5, 2018
Interim Report to Congress: May 15, 2018
DIB SWAP Study Membership
SWAP Study Plan
10 Commandments of Software: Study Hypothesis
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