The Mission Element Need Statement: Its Potential for Changing the USAF Acquisition Process.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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The purpose of the study project is to determine how the introduction of the MENS is likely to affect the USAF weapon system acquisition process. Data was gathered by analyzing DOD Directives 5000.1 and 5000.2, reviewing OSD and Air Force correspondence relating to the subject, and conducting informal interviews with key personnel on the Air Staff and in OSD. Creative thought was then applied to the data base to project changes which would be likely to occur due to the MENS. The report indicates that there are likely to be changes induced in procurement, SPO orientation, long range resource allocation, user involvement, acquisition cycle schedule, and in attitudes between the service and OSD staffs. The report recommends that a formal program be undertaken to spread the word on the MENS, that a program initiation line item be started, and that the MENS processing be done in a streamlined fashion. Author
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