Unmanned Maritime Systems Incremental Acquisition Approach
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States
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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.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics