Accession Number : ADA567166


Title :   Avoidable Software Procurements


Descriptive Note : Joint Applied Project


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Koshi, Raymond K ; Robinson, Kenneth C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567166.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) spends billions of dollars a year acquiring software, a great deal of which never gets used. Although a large portion of this software is sole source, considerable savings may be realized through the development of a check-in/check-out (CICO) system for software. Such a system would be similar to a library or a video rental store. The purpose of this Joint Applied Project is to offer a broad examination of the cost of commercial software procurement in the U.S. Department of Defense. Following an analysis of cost versus usage data, we propose that potential significant cost savings in commercial software procurement can be accomplished by implementing a check-in/check-out (CICO) system for software.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *COSTS , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *LIBRARIES , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , *SAVINGS , *UTILIZATION , CLOUD COMPUTING , LEASING , LEGISLATION , LESSONS LEARNED , POLICIES , REGULATIONS


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE