Managing Total Acquisition Time: A New Priority for Major Weapon Systems.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The report analyzes the background and evolutionary changes that led to the current weapons acquisition management environment that emphasizes cost controls over all other management controls. The resulting lack of emphasis on time has brought about significant increases in total acquisition time for major systems. Specific causes of increased acquisition time have been lengthy decision processes, contracting procedures and other indirect factors such as economic conditions and multinational considerations. Current conditions of rapidly advancing state of the art and improving enemy capabilities point out the need for reduced, not increased, acquisition time, from inception to operational capability. Author
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics