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Pre-Milestone A and Early-Phase Systems Engineering: A Retrospective Review and Benefits for Future Air Force Systems Acquisition
Recommendation 3-2. Decisions made prior to Milestone A should be supported by a rigorous systems analysis and systems engineering process involving teams of users, acquirers, and industry representatives.
Working together, government and industry can develop and explore solutions using systems engineering methodology to arrive at an optimal systems solution.