Long on Rhetoric, Short on Results: Agile Methods and Cyber Acquisitions in the Department of Defense

42 Pages Posted: 3 May 2015 Last revised: 18 Jul 2015

Date Written: February 26, 2014

Abstract

The military depends on software for nearly all that it does, yet the process for developing software is fundamentally broken. Its acquisition cycle is 7-10 years, and cyber threats emerge at a much faster pace. The solution is the agile method developed in the private sector, which delivers software faster, better, and cheaper. The DoD could save billions if it adopted this method. But there are considerable cultural impediments to doing and being agile.

Keywords: Agile, Cybersecurity, Government Procurement

Suggested Citation

Schoeni, Daniel, Long on Rhetoric, Short on Results: Agile Methods and Cyber Acquisitions in the Department of Defense (February 26, 2014). Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, Vol. 31, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2601608

Daniel Schoeni (Contact Author)

U.S. Air Force JAG Corps ( email )

United States

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