We support the Office of Acquisition, Analytics, and Policy (AAP) Division of Acquisition Enablers in the Office of the USD (Acquisition and Sustainment) with analysis of Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs) contract performance, program funding, and program risks, in addition to contributing to developing improved analytical tools, policies, procedures, and guidance governing program management in the Department of Defense (DoD).
On a recurring basis, we develop formal assessments of Contract Performance and MDAP Funding entered in the Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) system. To accomplish DAES reporting, we evaluate MDAPs from all the technological portfolios, analyzing metrics, and explanations contained in contractors’ Earned Value Management System (EVMS) reports, Program Managers’ DAES reports, OIPT review materials, and the full gamut of the Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution documents. In cases where MDAP performance issues warrant the direct attention of the Defense Acquisition Executive (DAE), we provide monthly “Stoplight” reports summarizing such issues with associated risk assessments. We also develop quarterly Program Summary Assessments, holistically reporting on each MDAP and risk implications to their respective weapon systems and Combatant Commands for the DAE’s use as a ready reference.
Supporting the DAE’s periodic meetings with major defense companies’ Chief Executive Officers, we provide analytical products and summary assessments, along with suggested questions regarding their respective MDAP portfolios.
In special studies tasks, we evaluate the utility of earned value and other performance metrics and analytical tools to improve timely assessments of the cost, schedule, and performance of MDAPs, and we provide improvement recommendations to the OUSD (A&S).
Support of the Office of Acquisition, Analytics, and Policy (AAP)