Disruptive Technology? Space Development Agency Drives Disruptive Acquisition Spiral development creates pipeline of new capabilities

by Constellations Podcast

Spiral development creates pipeline of new capabilities

Small but mighty, the Space Development Agency has big plans in short timeframes. In an exclusive interview, Constellations spoke with Dr. Frank Turner, Technical Director of the Space Development Agency at the Smallsat Conference on how SDA is turning acquisition on its head to deliver new space-based capabilities to the joint warfighter on aggressive new cycles.

Where acquisition can languish and meander for years on end, what distinguishes SDA from other agencies is its focus on delivering an MVP (minimal viable product) every two years, a nod to the iterative . . .

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