Accession Number : ADA283561


Title :   The Brooks Act, Is it Relevant Today?


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Willis, Charles I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a283561.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 93


Abstract : This paper analyzes the long term effect of Congressional legislation and how it affects the acquisition process. Understanding the basics behind the Brooks Act and how the environment surrounding information technology (IT) acquisitions has changed, is necessary to make an evaluation of how this Act affects the acquisition of Automated Data Processing Equipment (ADPE). After synthesizing the bottom-line necessity for the Act, a progression through the laws subsequent changes, and a review of legislative, environmental and Governmental changes that occurred since 1965, it was conclude that: the Congressional intent behind the Brooks Act has been overcome by events and the Act and various Governmental regulations should be eliminated to allow Federal agencies and employees the ability to adjust to rapidly changing technologies. Recommendations included repeal of the Brooks Act and/or implementation of National Performance Review (NPR) and other acquisition streamlining initiatives.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *FEDERAL LAW , *DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT , DATA PROCESSING , CONGRESS , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , REGULATIONS , LEGISLATION , AUTOMATIC , THESES , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , ENVIRONMENTS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE