1. Examine issues that have plagued major acquisitions and how to overcome them. 2. Estimate risk for various sourcing options, mitigate risks, and estimate probability of success for a sourcing strategy. 3. Develop and communicate a comprehensive sourcing strategy. 4. Lead a long-term, major acquisition program to meet aggressive goals. 5. Examine the processes, structure, and metrics needed to ensure success. 6. Examine strategic sourcing principles, processes, structure, and metrics for major acquisitions based on industry best practices and recent lessons learned. 7. Provide available tools to reduce costs and improve production time. 8. Support the importance and mechanics of teaming with the shipbuilders and other stakeholders to get their commitment to cost reduction initiatives.