cASM: Obtaining the Ability to Capture Requirements Information Across the Installation Contracting Support Community
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLLEGE, AIR UNIVERSITY MAXWELL AFB United States
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As defense spending has been reduced the installation support community has continued to experience budgetary shortfalls. In order to counteract this installation contracting support organizations need to utilize the full buying power of the Air Force, through Strategic Sourcing, to get the required commodities and services for the best possible price. Current Strategic Sourcing efforts are limited because they are based upon data that is only visible after an acquisition is completed savings can only be generated from future actions and do not benefit current fiscal budgets.The Contingency Acquisition Support Model cASM is a web-based application, developed for the contingency contracting community as a requirements planning and generation tool that provides situational awareness and standardization on all emerging needs. This research used the evaluation framework to determine if this tool can provide the same situational awareness capability to the installation support community to improve the efforts of Strategic Sourcing. This was determined by assessing how cASM operates in its environment, captures it data and generates its requirements packages, provides visibility and reporting to the entire command structure, and allows for prioritization and consolidation. The results found that cASM is able to assume this role and the paper concludes that it should be implemented across the installation contracting support community.
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