Accession Number : AD1016681

Title :   Understanding Complexity and Self-Organization in a Defense Program Management Organization (Experimental Design)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Jones,Raymond

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Report Date : 18 Mar 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) spends at least 60% of its budget for the acquisition and sustainment of new material capability and services. The DoDs track record with regard to maximizing value from this investment has been poor, to say the least, and warrants a more in-depth understanding of the root cause of the problem. The lack of a successful integrated network approach to the problem of poor program performance is evident in the many significant cost and schedule program overruns and the failure of legislation and policy emanating from initiatives such as the Packard Commission study, Goldwater-Nichols Legislation, and more recently, the Better Buying Power initiative.

Descriptors :   experimental design , department of defense , military budgets , management planning and control , military acquisition , military capabilities , investments , decision support systems , PROGRAM MANAGEMENT , systems engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE