WBB’s core function is to ensure that decision makers have the best possible evidence-based information, innovative strategies, and advice to ensure success. Our full life-cycle acquisition and program support includes development of acquisition strategies, program-execution support, and mentoring of acquisition team members, and is solidly grounded in the fundamentals of cost, schedule, and performance.
We bring experts in every functional acquisition area that have an understanding of the challenges facing many acquisition and modernization programs. This foundational expertise is supplemented with in-depth organizational and systems knowledge to help our clients:
- Develop and execute viable integrated program strategies.
- Prepare for successful decision forums.
- Properly align business processes for program execution.
- Provide flexible and rapid response to inevitable change.
- Respond to constant internal and external information demands.
WBB experts are highly accomplished professionals in their respective fields, including program managers, test managers, logisticians, financial managers, and systems engineers certified as Program Management Professionals/Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act of 1990 (DAWIA) Level III, with many holding multiple certifications. Our personnel are educated, certified, and experienced, having served as Program Directors for Acquisition Category (ACAT) ID, IC, II, and III programs, and in key Program Executive Office, Service, Federal Agency, and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) staff acquisition positions.
We provide a flexible business model that can be tailored to specific program challenges, whether that means persistent support focused on meeting day-to-day challenges, episodic support focused on resolving the most challenging issues, conducting rigorous and defensible analysis of acquisition decisions, or a combination. As an example, a Program Office executing multiple programs had a significant reduction in manpower. The organization was struggling with competing demands to use its workforce to accomplish the day-to-day activities of running a program, while at the same time having to navigate the lengthy and arduous milestone decision process. WBB provided subject matter experts to effectively meet the demands of the process. WBB helped the program team develop innovative strategies, draft documentation, coordinate with appropriate stakeholders, adjudicate issues, and prepare for the series of required briefs. This resulted in a very successful milestone process, as well as accolades from the Deputy Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics who proclaimed that the program had far exceeded his expectations.
Our support spans the entire continuum of the acquisition and program life cycle, but is precisely tailored to meet customer needs.
WBB’s offering of Acquisition Support includes the following capabilities:
- Acquisition Management
- Contracting and Procurement
- Testing & Evaluation
- Systems Engineering
- Program Analysis
- Logistics and Sustainment
- Product Support