An Evaluation of the Navy's Selected Acquisition Reports.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This study evaluates the effectiveness of the SAR in terms of function, concept and usefulness by the various elements involved in its preparation and use. A series of nine unstructured interview questions were posed to various individuals at the Project Manager, Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of Defense levels and to members of Congressional Staffs as well as the General Accounting Office. These questions addressed such areas as role, accuracy, costs, review levels, timeliness, usefulness and effectiveness, Study findings indicate that the SAR is a highly useful report in communicating program status to the DOD hierarchy and members of Congress. Problems involve incorrect interpretation of information, inconsistencies between written and verbal guidance, inclusion of data that does not always reflect the Project Managers best estimate and increasing complexity of the SAR.
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- Information Science