and will help discussions between the Air Force acquisition community and decision-makers who want to start up or make major changes to programs.
"Aeronautical Systems Center has done other kinds of risk management on its acquisition programs for a long time," Miller said. "For example, we hold risk workshops with program teams to help them develop their acquisition strategy, looking at decisions like the type of contract to be used, development time frame, technology incorporation and staffing."
"Our financial management and engineering experts also help with annual, integrated risk assessments," he noted.
Aeronautical Systems Center's Acquisition Center of Excellence, part of Miller's team, is often involved in this second process that examines current and/or historical risks to program cost, schedule and performance, as well as potential solutions.
"This new tool takes a predictive rather than historical approach," Miller said, adding that it's based on five major factors: resources, program execution, requirements, program advocacy at all levels of decision-making up through the Joint Staff and Congress, and how the program fits into Air Force and Department of Defense visions.