Acquisition Research Program: A Starting Point.
SOWLE (DON) ASSOCIATES INC ARLINGTON VA
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Seven projects have been proposed as the starting point for a concerted program of research aimed at strengthening the Navy Systems acquisition process. The proposed research would focus on special aspects of the following subjects acquisition research center mission needs and goals competition among systems the acquisition team truth in negotiations claims and disputes logistic support and Navy electronic systems management. The results of the proposed research projects are expected to pave the way for the development of more effective major systems and large reductions in the time and money that must be invested in their acquisition. These benefits are expected to result through such improvements as clearer statement of mission needs and goals better understanding of Navy major systems programs by Congress, industry, the press, and the public more effective competition in the development of major systems better source selection procedures improved logistic support simplified lower-cost paperwork and reduction in the number and size of claims and disputes. For each of the seven proposed research projects, the report outlines a work statement and discusses relevant background, previous improvement efforts, reference material, current research, and anticipated benefits.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies