Director of innovative DoD office lobbies for make or break acquisition

The director of one of the Defense Department’s fastest rising offices is advocating for more of a make or break kind of acquisition for some weapons programs.

DoD’s Strategic Capabilities Office has had a “meteoric” rise within the department, said the office’s director William Roper. In just four years SCO has grown from an experimental shop to an office that is slated to receive $900 million in 2017.

Roper said during a July 13 speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the office’s success came from the business culture fostered by how it’s funded.

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