Accession Number : ADA267431


Title :   Command and Control: Defense's Use of Engineering Contractors for Acquiring Automated Systems


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267431.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : The Department of Defense depends on in-house and outside technical expertise to design and develop highly complex command, control, communications, and intelligence (C3I) systems. Defense relies on engineering support contractors for advice and direction on automated data processing software engineering, system architecture, and hardware design and development. In November 1989 you asked us to determine the extent to which Defense uses engineering support contractors. As agreed in later discussions with your office, this report describes the kinds of services these contractors perform and the cost of the contracts


Descriptors :   *COMMAND CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *CONTRACT PROPOSALS , *COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE , SOFTWARE ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Command, Control and Communications Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE