The Defense Acquisition Visibility Environment (DAVE) provides Department of Defense personnel with access to accurate, authoritative, and reliable data to support acquisition oversight, insight, analysis, and decision-making. DAVE is the authoritative source for Program Information for major programs and provides access to data and capabilities that can give you material for analysis, as a student, and for doing your job, as an acquisition professional.
The Acquisition Visibility Data Framework (AVDF), available via DAVE, can help you understand the data the department has under governance. If you need to know how a data element is defined or what policy or regulation supports it, the AVDF can tell you. Access the AVDF in the Resources section of DAVE.
Capabilities available in DAVE:
To request access to DAVE and the tools in DAVE, NPS students, faculty, and staff should contact the NPS POC, Charles Pickar (firstname.lastname@example.org). This is NOT a library resource and we cannot help you obtain access to it.
THe following reference books are available in the Library or online, if a URL is provided below.
This is a very selective list.
If you are able to find the website of the program office and/or the contractor for the system or program you are researching, these can be a gold mine. Students are discouraged from attempting to contact the program officers, however.
You may need to do some digging to identify the program officer. Often you can find this information using a search engine such as Google, but if you have difficulty try using the source listed below.