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Software 2015: Situation Dire


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Author: Don O’Neill

The increasing dependence of industry and government on an immature software profession whose promise exceeds its delivery has become a source of risk that teeters at the tipping point. The convergence of software, national security and global competitiveness interactions and their fragile dependencies could unleash a destructive synergy of propagating and cascading effects. All this is happening while both industry and government continue as free-rider software users who lack both the ability and will to act.

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Coaching for Better (Software) Buying Power in an Agile World


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Author: Martin Brown

On Nov. 13, 2012, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall unveiled his guidance for improving efficiency and productivity under the Better Buying Power initiative. Better Buying Power 2.0 (BBP 2.0) identifies 36 initiatives under seven focus areas with all being applicable to the acquisition of software and systems.

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