Advisory & Assistance Services (A&AS)
Major System Development
Major System Upgrades
Research & Development (R&D) Studies
Design and development of applications and software not part of a defense business system or weapons system.
For the DoD, the Software Acquisition pathway is to facilitate rapid and iterative delivery of software capability to the user in accordance with DoDI 5000.87 – Operation of the Software Acquisition Pathway.
Strategies to Explore First
While many of the contracting strategies could apply, the following are well-suited for Software Development: