Case Studies

csis A Case Study for Better Buying Power from the CSIS website. CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
riac_journal The RIAC Journal on Better Buying Power includes articles such as "IACS: An essential Resource for Attaining Better Buying Power" and "Better Buying Power for Sustainment."




A Case Study for Better Buying Power

The Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS) has published a case study on the IAC program's alignment with the Better Buying Power initiative.

The study identifies some opportunities for enhanced alignment, and concludes that our current restructuring efforts are better positioning the IACs to support several Better Buying Power objectives.

"Under the new consolidated, restructured, and enhanced construct, BCOs
will be positioned to create and sustain a focus on the Better Buying Power
(BBP) Initiative to improve affordability, productivity, and standardization
within defense acquisition programs."

Realigning and refocusing IAC capabilities and products on defense system affordability is an essential task for the DoD and DTIC leadership going forward. With multiple avenues to support OSD(AT&L), IACs represent an essential tool for cost-effectively fielding superior warfighting capabilities in today's ever-changing highly technological environment.