WASHINGTON: The Navy’s acting acquisition executive has directed all program executive offices to identify programs that should be considered for realignment as part of Project Overmatch, Breaking Defense has learned.
“It is my intent that all programs core to the NOA [Naval Operational Architecture] and the success of Project Overmatch will be aligned under PEO (C4I),” according to a July 20 acquisition decision memorandum signed by Frederick Stefany, and obtained by Breaking Defense. “To that end, by 30 September 2021, all PEOs will provide to me the programs or projects that should be consider for realignment to PEO (C4I).”
Project Overmatch is a wide-ranging effort initiated by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday to act as the Navy’s part of the Pentagon’s Joint All Domain Command and Control. Senior service leadership has left many of the specific details of Project Overmatch murky during public engagements, but the reorganization among all the service’s acquisition offices signals the Navy’s commitment to moving forward with the concept.
The choices for which programs should be realigned to report directly to the officers overseeing Project Overmatch will publicly display what elements the service considers most essential to its efforts. The scope of the changes will depend on the PEOs recommendations, but the memo presents an opportunity for major realignments among the Navy’s acquisition offices.
The direct reporting program manager for Project Overmatch “will serve as my principal advisor on all aspects of the development, acquisition and sustainment of the NOA — that is, the communication networking, application and other programs core to the NOA as well as the integration of NOA-compliant systems,” according to Stefany’s memo.
Navy Acquisition Boss Shifting Programs To Prep For Project Overmatch – Breaking Defense Breaking Defense is written by Justin Katz for breakingdefense.com