Guide To This Report
Chapter Two, Definitions and Terminology, lays the foundation for the SBA
Vision Statement and Definition that follow.
Chapter Three, Background, presents current policy and guidance, previous
studies and conclusions, and some assumptions and trends upon which SBA
Chapter Four, Essential Aspects of SBA, introduces the theoretical
practices that support an SBA process.
Chapter Five, Expanding the SBA Envelope, identifies the forces that will
generate progress towards implementing SBA. These include the forces internal
to a program that will push SBA along, as well as the external pull from the
warfighting and resource allocation communities.
Chapter Six, A Future State of SBA, develops a model and vision for what
SBA can hope to achieve in the future, by identifying notional SBA components
and their interactions.
Chapter Seven, Challenges to Implementing SBA, describes some of the
challenges that a program may face as it tries to implement an SBA
Chapter Eight, Conclusions and Recommendations, summarizes our conclusions
about the prospects for implementing SBA, and provides our recommendations for
making the transition to this new way of acquiring defense systems.
What we present throughout this report we have heard many times from many
people. It is our hope that we have presented our research in such a way as
their message comes across loud and clear and that you are convinced that SBA
is a better way of doing business.