A Department of Defense organization was developing a new operational system. VES personnel provided program management and acquisition oversight and support to U.S. government leadership. The government customer had put together a development plan executed via a key program office. VES personnel expanded this initial touch-point to bring several other key stakeholders including several other program offices that had significant interest in the final product. VES personnel oversaw a modification to the development program to reduce several key development risk areas including those to the added stakeholders. While the development program is now more complex, the program has exhibited significant and timely success. Early testing was so successful, that the U.S. government significantly accelerated the decision to field the capability.