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Evaluation of U.S. Air Force Preacquisition Technology Development
and accurate assessment of technology maturity; Integrated Product Teams that bring together the right people with best-of-breed technologies and processes; accountability for the forward trajectory of programs; and the dedication of adequate funding. In addition, the principles represented by the “Three Rs”—Requirements, Resources, and the Right People—are applicable to each best practice. Regardless of whether the procurement is evolutionary or revolutionary and regardless of whether it originates within the commercial or the DoD realm, all “Three Rs” continue to emerge as being critical to preacquisition technology development and maturity as well as to ultimate program success.