(1).. Acquisition managers will take all necessary actions to promote a competitive environment, including consideration of alternative systems, data rights, and modular design to meet current and future mission needs.
Establishes as a responsibility of the USD(R&E), the establishment and coordination of Service implementation of policy relating to Modular Open Systems Approach, to include the specification, identification, development, and maintenance of major system interfaces and standards for use in major system platforms to enable incremental development and enhance competition, innovation, and interoperability
Requires the LSE, under the direction of the PM, to use a modular, open systems approach in product designs to the maximum extent practicable in accordance with Sections 2446a, 2446b, and 2446c of Title 10, U.S.C (i.e. 2017 NDAA, Section 805)
Digital engineering, modular open system architecture, software-defined capabilities, and commercial standards and interfaces are strongly encouraged and should be thoroughly assessed for all rapid acquisitions. Inclusions should be documented in the acquisition strategy