Selected Effects of Contractor Reactions to Standardization of Avionics Acquisitions.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study surveyed the attitudes of avionics contractor community regarding the effects of varying degrees of avionics standardization on their companys market position, and their perception of how these levels would affect equipment availability, acquisition cost, ownership cost, and technological advancement to the USAF. A structured attitudinal survey and an open-ended set of questions were used to obtain the contractors attitudinal position. The following conclusions can be implied increasing levels of standardization will adversely affect companys market position increasing standardization will increase equipment availability, increase acquistion costs, decrease ownership costs, and adversely affect technological advancements. Additionally, there appears to be a high degree of interest to maintain competition in the market, obtaining multi-year contracts, resolving the requirement for specialization or generalization in avionics, and getting more System Program Office attention to avionics standardization issues. Various recommendations are proposed to help resolve these issues. Author
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