Accession Number : AD1016059

Title :   DoD Use of Commercial Acquisition Practices When They Apply and When They Do Not

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Kendall,Frank

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Report Date : 01 Oct 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) generally buys major weapon systems through the defense acquisition system, a process that is highly tailorable but still built around the assumption that the DoD will compensate suppliers for product development, contract through Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations and be heavily involved in all aspects of the product life cycle. A number of organizationsincluding the Defense Business Board, some think tanks and some in Congresshave encouraged or recommended greater use of commercial practices. There are indeed times when using more commercial practices makes sense, and we should be alert to those opportunitiesin any aspect of defense procurement.

Descriptors :   department of defense , test and evaluation , radio frequency devices , weapon systems , military acquisition , contractors , contracts , military procurement , product development , propulsion systems , national security , military standards , life cycle management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE