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Competitive Prototyping A PMO Perspective

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Authors: Capt. Paul Overstreet, USN, Bradley Bates, and Duane Mallicoat

A common theme within today’s Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition community is the importance of competition in reducing technical and cost risks, and in ensuring that a program’s technology solution is mature enough based on where the program is located within the acquisition framework. To emphasize how foundational the concept of competition is in today’s acquisition environment, a program’s ability to “promote real competition” is one of the five major areas comprising DoD’s Better Buying Power initiative identified to improve organizational and program efficiencies.

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