Evolutionary Acquisition
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Evolutionary Acquisition

Preferred DOD strategy for rapid acquisition of mature technology for the user. An evolutionary approach delivers capability in increments, recognizing up front the need for future capability improvements.

Evolutionary Acquisition

An approach in which a core capability is fielded, and the system design has a modular structure and provisions for future upgrades and changes as requirements are refined. An evolutionary acquisition strategy is well suited to high technology and software intensive programs where requirements beyond a core capability can be generally, but not specifically, be defined.

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Evolutionary Acquisition has been defined 2 different ways in documents like Warfighting Capabilities Determination, Ballistic Missile Defense.

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