Accession Number : ADA570662


Title :   An Analysis of Contract Management Processes at the Space and Missile Systems Center and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (Wright-Patterson) Using the Contract Management Maturity Model


Descriptive Note : Research rept.


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


Personal Author(s) : Chang, William Y ; Levine, Geoffrey A ; Philaphandeth, Keith V


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a570662.pdf


Report Date : 28 Nov 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 104


Abstract : The contract management maturity model (CMMM) is a proven tool for contract management process analysis across all phases of the acquisition process. This includes procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract closeout. We use the Contract Management Maturity Assessment Tool (CMMAT) to apply the CMMM to the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center -- Wright-Patterson (AFLCMC-WP) Contract Management processes. The SMC is headquartered at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, and the AFLCMC-WP is at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The primary purpose of this research is to analyze the SMC and the AFLCMC-WP contracting processes, to identify key process area strengths and weaknesses, to discuss examples of contract management process tools, and to make recommendations for improvements, if necessary. The results will provide the SMC and the AFLCMC-WP with a snapshot of the maturity level of their contracting processes, allowing them to identify the unique challenges that they are facing, and providing an assessment tool to effectively engage and overcome these challenges and potentially improve the organizations' contracting processes.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE FACILITIES , *AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , GUIDED MISSILES , LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , MEASUREMENT , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SPACE SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE