Defense Acquisition Innovation Repository hosted at the Naval Postgraduate School Community home page

The Acquisition Research Program is home to the Defense Acquisition Innovation Repository (DAIR), an extensive collection of original research on defense acquisition from American and international acquisition professionals, including military officers and civilian researchers. These holdings date back to the program's inception in 2003 and are frequently updated with new material. Through the combined efforts of NPS faculty, students and experts from US universities, think tanks, industry, and government; ARP generates a stream of relevant information on defense acquisition policies and management processes, with viable recommendations for improvement.

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Collections in this community


Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings & Presentations

This collection includes the full proceedings of each annual acquisition research symposium, individual proceedings papers, presentations and NPS graduate student research posters since 2004.


NPS Graduate Student Theses & Reports

This collection includes graduate student research conducted at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) on defense-focused acquisition topics and supported by sponsored funding through the Acquisition Research Program (ARP).


Section 809 Panel: Reports, Recommendations & Resource Library

This collection provides resources and examples that can inspire further research on defense acquisition innovation by academics, practitioners and graduate students from across the country. All Section 809 Panel recommendations include proposed changes to acquisition policy, providing a model for practitioner-scholars seeking to modernize acquisition policy in direct response to the latest research.


Sponsored Acquisition Research & Technical Reports

This collection currently includes academic research conducted on defense-aquisition topics by faculty from the Naval Postgraduate School and by expert researchers from US universtities and think tanks funded by the OUSD (A&S) grant program.