The CPA initiative is designed to enable the U.S. to outpace the threat by making our national security space capabilities more resilient and responsive to adversary actions. The transformation to CPA will require an acquisition strategy and cultural shift from point solutions to agile solutions based on a regular production cadence and modular architecture principles. It will also require DOD and congressional support for increased budgets, adjustments to expectations, careful selection, and training of the government workforce. This transformation is necessary to adapt at the speed of relevance to meet the threat. The time is now.
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