Accession Number:

ADA080127

Title:

A Methodology for Defense Systems Acquisition.

Descriptive Note:

Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

378.0

Abstract:

This dissertation investigates the management of systems-acquisitions for the Department of Defense DOD. It indicates how the DOD can apply systems-engineering techniques for a more effective approach to decisions involved in developing and procuring DOD systems. Based on an analysis of the existing policy structure of the DOD for acquiring new systems, a model is developed for the activities and major-decision points of that systems acquisition process using various phases and steps of systems-engineering methodology. The nature and the structure of the decision process provide specific areas where a systems-engineering methodology could be applied most beneficially. After the criteria are established for choosing the appropriate systems-engineering tools and techniques, a methodology is developed with specific analysis procedures dependent on the stage of the acquisition process and the nature of the decision under consideration. A systems-engineering team with specific functions and characteristics is suggested as a means by which the methodology is implemented.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE