Relative Contractor Risks : A Data-Analytic Approach to Early Identification
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Risk is a key component in any business transaction, especially transactions worth millions of dollars or more. As the Department of the Air Force acquisition professionals are aware, there are multiple kinds of risks in developing and acquiring new systems. One recurring challenge to successful acquisition program execution is poor contractor performance. When contractors are in danger of not meeting contractual performance goals, acquisition may not be fully aware of the shortfall until, for example, a schedule deadline is missed, government testing indicates poor performance, or costs exceed expectations.