Accession Number : AD1026730


Title :   An Analysis of the Army Service Acquisition Review Requirements and the Perceived Effectiveness on Intended Improvements


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States


Personal Author(s) : Moss,Roxanne ; Vukovich,Michael ; Weidner,Megan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1026730.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : In 2009, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology and Logistics(USD(ATL) established oversight requirements for service acquisitions upon realizing that services contracting accounted for half of the Department of Defenses annual obligations. This led to the enactment of stricter policies for services contracting within the Department of the Army. This project reviews the policies and procedures that led to the Army Service Acquisition Strategy (SAS) Review Requirements, analyzes their intent, and assesses progress. The objective is to identify potential improvements to the review processes and provide better value for Army service acquisitions. To accomplish this objective, a survey was created to target individuals who have submitted requirements packages through the Army Services Strategy Panel (ASSP) process. The intent of the survey is to assess the perceived effectiveness of these policy changes to determine whether intended improvements are being achieved. Research suggests that the Army may benefit from issuing a similar survey and should assess feedback to determine whether resources are being properly utilized. The Army should take measures to ensure lessons learned throughout the review process are captured to maximize potential value. Lastly, the Army should consider setting specific program metrics to track throughout the ASSP process.


Descriptors :   military acquisition , procurement , department of defense , contracted services , public policy


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE