Comprised of a Playbook, Mentor Network, Training, and References.
Partnered with Pioneers assigned from across the Department of the Navy.
Driven by both leadership and deckplate.
Using low-barrier events and websites to harness direct input from our diverse workforce. These inputs are used to drive new solutions to particularly difficult, complex, or long-standing challenges. Challenges can range from technical to procedural to cultural.
Federal Guidance on Crowdsourcing
Naval Innovation Process Adoption (NIPA), a problem solving method based on 'H4X', an evidence based, data-driven, disciplined process for solving the world’s toughest challenges at speed and scale. NIPA includes training for DON employees to learn and practice the H4X process.
Using websites and workshops to bring diverse communities together against particularly difficult, complex, or long-standing challenges. Challenges can range from technical to procedural to cultural. Public crowdsourcing efforts can be hosted by industry companies, non-profit groups, or by the government directly using the federal Prize Challenge Authority.
Federal Guidance on Crowdsourcing
DoD Prototyping Guidebook attempts to capture and consolidate these approaches, best practices, and recommendations into a single reference document for the Department of Defense (DoD). It is a living document and will be updated periodically to ensure that direction captured from governing documents is current and best practices are fresh.
DoD Prototyping Guidebook
Other Transaction Authority (OTA) is the term commonly used to refer to the (10 U.S.C. 2371b) authority of the Department of Defense (DoD) to carry out certain prototype, research and production projects. Other Transaction (OT) authorities were created to give the flexibility necessary to adopt and incorporate business practices that reflect commercial industry standards and best practices into its award instruments. The Department of Defense currently has permanent authority to award OT under (10 U.S.C. 2371) for (1) Research, (2) Prototype, and (3) Production Purposes. The Defense Acquisition University has completed an initial Other Transaction Guide.
DAU OTA Initial Guide
The ASN(RDA) NavalX team divides Agile methodologies into three distinct areas: Contracting, Development, and Acquisition. Each of these areas is being developed into a respective Agility Service under NavalX. Agile Contracting focuses on modular procurement models that make it possible to segment risk into smaller, iterative, units. The U.S. Digital Services (USDS)
TechFar Handbook highlights flexibilities in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that can be used to align acquisition tools to “plays” in the
Digital Services Playbook also developed by USDS.
Like other federal agencies, the Department of the Navy has the authority to conduct and directly award prize competitions in order to spur agility, solve tough problems, and advance our core mission. Prize competitions may be funded jointly by more than one agency and by the private sector, and may be judged by committees exempt from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
Federal Guidance on Prize Challenges
The 2016 and 2017 National Defense Authorization Acts provided authorities for the Services to establish new acquisition pathways distinct from the traditional acquisition system. These include Section 804, Middle Tier Acquisition and Section 806, Acquisition Agility. These authorities enable the Department of the Navy to establish a new acquisition pathway outside of JCIDS and DOD Directive 5000.01 and can expedite capability delivery by streamlining prototype testing and developing or upgrading systems with proven technologies.
Accelerated Acquisition Playbook
Fusion is a suite of digital collaboration tools in use by Department of the Navy Systems Commands. Tools include blogs, Confluence, JIRA, Git, and RocketChat.
SYSCOM Fusion Portals: SPAWAR |
SYSCOM Fusion Pilots:
The U.S. Digital Services (USDS) team has created a playbook of 13 key “plays” drawn from successful practices from the private sector and government that, if followed together, will help government build effective digital services. This playbook complements the
USDS TechFar Handbook, as well as several Department of the Navy activities to implement similar successful practices.
U.S. Digital Services Playbook
The ASN(RDA) NavalX team divides Agile methodologies into three distinct areas: Contracting, Development, and Acquisition. Each of these areas is being developed into a respective Agility Service under NavalX. Agile Acquisition focuses on tailored acquisition models that implement Agile principles within a lifecycle acquisition process, while still complying with the Defense Acquisition System laid out in Department of Defense Instruction 5000.2.
Agile Lifecycle Process Model
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