The Evolution of the Foreign Military Sales Program and its Impact on Defense Procurement Policies and Procedures.
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV WASHINGTON D C SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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The objectives of this research were to examine the manner in which the defense procurement process has been modified over a period of time by the provisions of unique policies and procedures to accommodate FMS procurements, to explore the evolution of the FMS program and ascertain the procurement problems associated therewith, and to assess the implications of the evolving FMS program with respect to defense procurement policies and procedures. In reviewing FMS evolution, the author highlights trends such as the move to higher dollar value contracts for early productiondevelopment systems, and intensified Congressional scrutiny. The author identifies critical procurement process determinations affecting FMS, and discusses how FMS and regular procurements differ.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Ammunition and Explosives