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DoD Open Systems Architecture Contract Guidebook for Program Managers A Tool for Effective Competition

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Authors: Nickolas Guertin and Thomas Hurt

The Department of Defense (DoD) has reached a critical juncture, when, despite shrinking defense budgets, the demand for superior war­fighting capability has never been greater. New methods must be used to get more affordable acquisition results while developing systems that can change quickly to meet new warfighter capability demands. This is the driving message behind Better Buying Power (BBP) 2.0 and the reason Open Systems Architecture (OSA) is featured so prominently in the pillar for Promoting Effective Competition.

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