The Army and the Two-Way Street - Foreign Systems Acquisition.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of this report is to investigate what the DOD and Army acquisition regulations have established as their foreign acquisition guidance. Additionally, it was to review what is being done to implement revised policies on procuring foreign systems to meet Army requirements, and to ascertain the impact this would have on the Project Manager PM. DOD and Army regulations, mainly 5000.1, 5000.2, and 2010.6, and AR 15-14, 70-1, and 1000-1, were reviewed. The specific policy directing the Armys participation in the acquisition of foreign systems was extracted and summarized. The PM must consider foreign systems when he evaluates equipment to meet the service requirements. A series of interviews with Army officials updated the implementation being made by the Army staff and major commands. The Army has conducted several studies on the procurement of foreign systems, has established an office on the Army staff to act as a focal point for this activity, and is conducting a conference in December 1977 to solidify their policy. Foreign acquisition is closely associated with NATO standardization and interoperability, and the Army is deeply involved with both activities. The PM must know the new policy, his responsibilities in carrying it out, and the impact it may have on his program. Author
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