Round 3 voting finished 28 July 2014 - thank you players!
Now complete: bii MMOWGLI Game Round 3!
If you work for the Navy, or for a company supporting the Navy, then
Our motivating game theme is exploring the contracting trade space for
bii MMOWGLI Round Three game ran 14-28 July 2014.
Intellectual Property and Technical Data Rights: What is it Worth to You?
Welcome Naval Acquisition Experts. The Business Innovation Initiative (bii) game has arrived - again!
The bii MMOWGLI game is for Navy and industry professionals exploring incentives and motivations on how to best improve the Navy's new Open Systems Architecture (OSA) Strategy. You must be a U.S. citizen to play. Together, we're proposing and publishing new Idea Card Chains and Action Plans on how industry and the Navy can work together more effectively.
In this game, we are exploring how to incentivize Industry and motivate the Acquisition Work Force to use OSA principles in their acquisition strategies. The Government needs to be a smarter buyer, getting the best products for the warfighters at the best price for the taxpayers.
We need your thinking and creative ideas. Please share them with us by playing this game. You can be a part of shaping the future of Naval Acquisition.
Why We are Playing the Game
Aligning the Naval acquisition community to the new Open Systems Architecture strategy presents a complex set of problems with many stakeholders. We need to better understand the challenges and identify incentives in order to successfully meet the future demands of our Naval force.
We have successfully crowd-sourced ideas for the Navy Acquisition Community before.
- During January 2013, the bii MMOWGLI game opened for Navy and industry players with Round 1, Identify and Explore OSA Business Challenges. Of particular interest for broad OSA-driven improvement is Payloads over Platforms: Charting a New Course. One major driver is the emerging ability to separate the acquisition life cycles of rapidly evolving unmanned systems from expensive, long-lifetime ships and aircraft.
- During July 2013, Round 2 explored how to incentivize Industry and motivate the Acquisition Work Force to use OSA principles in their acquisition strategies. The Government needs to be a smarter buyer, getting the best products for the warfighters at the best price for the taxpayers.
- Rounds 1 and 2 are complete... interested in seeing what happened? Crowd sourcing can be a powerful tool for innovation. Everyone is welcome to use our Game Reports or Guest Login to see all of the ideas and plans that have been created.
All feedback is welcome. This bii portal is a shared information resource supporting game players.
Thanks for all contributions. Play the game, change the game!
Access and Game Dates
The bii MMOWGLI game is intended for Navy acquisition professionals and industry companies supporting the Navy.
- Round 1: 14-25 January 2013, Identify and Explore OSA Business Challenges
- Round 2: 15-31 July 2013, Incentives and Motivations of the Acquisition Work force to use OSA principles in acquisition strategies
- Round 3: 14-28 July 2014, Intellectual Property and Technical Data Rights: What is it Worth to You?
- 11 July 2013, "US Navy to increase participation for next online business war game" by Geoff Fein, Jane's Defence Industry.
- 2 July 2013, Federal News Radio interviews - In Depth with host Francis Rose providing interview sessions and analysis with Nickolas Guertin, Frank Kendall and Ashton Carter.
- 30 NOV 2012, Navy Moves To Consolidate Open Architecture Efforts by Mike McCarthy, Defense Daily (also .pdf copy). Includes interview with Mary Lacey, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, Test and Evaluation.
- 15 NOV 2012, "USN using wargame to improve business engagement", Geoff Fein interview with Nick Guertin, IHS Janes Defence Weekly. (.pdf copy provided with permission)
- Open Systems Architecture (OSA) Strategy (4-page summary)
- Open Systems Architecture (OSA) Strategy (January 2013 draft, used in BII Round 1)
- Open Systems Architecture (OSA), ODASD
- Naval Open Architecture and DoD Open Systems Architecture, Acquisition Community Connection
- DoD Open Systems Architecture Contract Guidebook for Program Managers
- Better Buying Power (BBP) (public site)
- forge.mil community collaboration site
- NPS Acquisition Research Program - MMOWGLI, LLA Papers Published
- Defense Acquisition Marketplace
USNI Proceedings Articles of Interest
The United States Naval Institute (USNI) mission is to provide an independent forum for those who dare to read, think, speak, and write in order to advance the professional, literary, and scientific understanding of sea power and other issues critical to national defense.
- Payloads over Platforms: Charting a New Course by CNO ADM Jonathan Greenert USN, July 2012, provides a challenge of direct relevance to BII. "We need to move from ‘luxury-car' platforms—with their built-in capabilities—toward dependable ‘trucks' that can handle a changing payload selection."
- The Coming Naval Century by the Honorable Robert O. Work, May 2012, sets an even broader long-term perspective. "The Navy and Marine Corps will be the long arm of a National Fleet central to U.S. military power."
- U.S. Navy - the OHIO Replacement Program: Is There an Alternative? by Norman Polmar, December 2012, explores a current and critical strategic program. "What is the state of the Navy's program to develop a follow-on to the current Trident strategic missile submarines—the SSBN(X)?"
Workshops for Open Architecture Business Innovation Initiative (OA-BII)
Our second group-planning workshop was 13 December 2012 at SBG in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Host: Nickolas Guertin, Director for Transformation, DASN RDT&E
- Agenda and project overview presentation
- This planning workshop was by invitation only. Contact: Paul Bruhns
Our first group planning workshop was 20 September 2012, summarized in the workshop overview presentation.