Accession Number : AD1030842

Title :   Unmanned Maritime Systems Incremental Acquisition Approach

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Driscoll,Thomas ; Richesin,Jason

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : The purpose of this MBA report is to explore and understand the issues involved in the DODs acquisition process for Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) in order to recommend a new acquisition approach or solutions that would allow the military to keep pace with the rapid unmanned technology development cycle found in the commercial industry. We find that current UMS acquisitions are utilizing previous acquisition reforms, but could benefit from additional contractor peer competition and peer review. Additional cost and schedule benefits could result from contractor competition during build processes in each incremental process. We recommend that further analysis be performed to alleviate funding issues associated with evolutionary acquisition.

Descriptors :   military acquisition , department of defense , unmanned underwater vehicles , undersea warfare , unmanned vehicles , naval operations , naval procurement , littoral combat ships , program management , missions , naval operations , strategy

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE