Krieg directs application of Lean Six Sigma to the DAB process.
Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) Ken Krieg, in a June 28 memorandum to all Defense Acquisition Board members and Overarching Integrated Product Team leads, discussed his ongoing initiative to review and apply Lean/Six Sigma principles to the DAB process. This review, Krieg wrote, would "make the DAB more effective and efficient in conducting milestone reviews and better position programs to meet their cost, schedule, and performance targets." Krieg's memorandum further discussed Overarching Integrated Product Team (OIPT) meetings and the need to reduce the number of meetings--called Integrating Integrated Product Team (IIPT) meetings. Toward that end, he suspended the use of IIPTs as the standard course of action in favor of smaller, focused issue meetings to ensure OIPT principals are prepared and aware of all issues. Read Krieg's memorandum in its entirety at http://www.acq.osd.mil/docs/With_autopen_and_date.pdf>.