Business & Acquisition Management

At DAI, we specialize in providing solutions for large-scale, complex system acquisitions. We have assembled a team of experts with detailed technical and acquisition knowledge. This team, consisting of former program managers, contracting officers, and warfighters, has an average of 27 years of experience and understands the technical complexities of the systems and the processes to put them on contract. Further, we appreciate and understand the needs of the warfighter and always work with their interests in mind.




DAI provides comprehensive support for the entire acquisition life cycle, including:

  • SOW and WBS Development
  • Technical Requirements Development
  • Congressional Marks and Language Analysis
  • Technology Program Planning and Analysis
  • Technology Infusion Scheduling
  • Alpha Contracting
  • Transition Planning
  • Metrics Development

DAI has provided acquisition support to its customers for over 5 years. Some examples include:

  • Prior to the announcement of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) deployment, DAI led the analysis of 37 technical alternatives and system architectures for defense of the US against ballistic missiles. DAI employed models and simulation techniques to evaluate cost, schedule and technical performance.
  • DAI supported the GMD program in the planning, development and translation of program initiatives into Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) for four major modifications to the GMD prime contract. These ECPs facilitated the construction/activation of new GMD operational/test sites that contained radars, missiles, communications networks, and/or tactical facilities. 
  • DAI worked closely with the GMD Joint Program Office (JPO) during the contract modifications to support the “Alpha” contracting process. Alpha contracting requires the customer and contractor work closely together during RFP and proposal development to ensure timely and accurate contracting. DAI worked with the JPO to establish strategy, business objectives, and staffing requirements. The company then facilitated team development, alpha meetings, acquisition project schedule development and critical path analysis.
  • During the acquisition cycle, DAI personnel conduct strategic planning and analysis, cost analysis, contracting preparation, identification of OMA needs, procurement planning, RDT&E appropriations planning, technical management, application of acquisition reform, system acquisition management, and integrated logistics support. DAI also manages budgets, documents project activities and develops briefings for senior civilian personnel and flag officers. 
  • DAI facilitated the evaluation of current program capabilities (including launch sites, launch vehicles, radars, communication networks and fire control systems), planned technology upgrades, and forecast schedules and costs.  Additionally, DAI developed a web-based GMD Capability Enhancement Database (GCED) for tracking GMD system and component needs.  The GCED was employed as the principal tool for GMD strategic planning for technology development, transition, integration and insertion. 
  • DAI has supported GMD in site activation planning/execution for both deployment of and enhancements to the GMD program, which contributed to the ability of the government to integrate/de-conflict the GMD program activities. DAI contributed to the development, certification and maintenance of an integrated schedule for site activation and deployment (fielding) of all Test Bed assets and development and test activities across the GMD program.

Business Management Capabilities Overview

  • Program/Project Planning and Analysis
  • Master Plans Development
  • Operations Planning
  • Budget Analysis
  • Congressional Marks and Language Analysis
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organization, Mission and Functions Publication
  • Program Review and Analysis
  • Program Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Program/Project Scheduling
  • Technology Infusion Scheduling
  • Master/Integrated Program Networks/Schedules
    • Critical Path Analysis
    • Schedule Risk Analysis
  • Technology Program Planning and Management
  • Briefing Development and Graphics Support
  • Transition Planning
  • Deployment Readiness Review
  • Base Support Requirements List (BSRL)
  • Memorandum of Agreement (MOA Development
  • Metrics Development