David Van Slyke, Maxwell Associate Dean, and Zach Huitink, Doctoral Student have been in the press regarding their report on "Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power."  This is one of the first full-scale examinations of the Department of Defenses Better Buying Power initiatives.  To get up to speed here are three summaries of the project:  Syracuse University News,  IBM Center for The Business of Government, Government Executive