PDF (20 Pages): 2012 CRS Understanding Defense Acquisition
Phi Beta Iota: This CRS report comes at a very important time. As with all CRS reports, its describes the process without being starkly prejudicial. The report addresses the attempts to shift from a threat-based requirements system to a capabilities system. What the report does not do–and perhaps another report is needed–is point out that the acquisition is totally disconnected from a national Whole of Government and national military strategy — neither exist (what we have is political fluff, not real strategy).