Robert Gates, the former United States Secretary of Defense, in a September 2008 speech, said:
“Our conventional modernization programs seek a 99% solution in years. Stability and counterinsurgency missions—the wars we are in—require 75% solutions in months. The challenge is whether in our bureaucracy and in our minds these two different paradigms can be made to coexist”.
Since that speech, the Defense acquisition management system has been revised twice. Now, there is official sanction for faster methodologies with lower overhead.
You can read about it here. Pay special attention to the six acquisition models, and particularly Model 3 for incremental capabilities.
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