Improving the Defense Acquisition System and Reducing System Costs
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC
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The Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum initiated a 30-day DoD effort to identify and assess options for major improvements in the acquisition process and to make recommendations by 30 March 1981. The memorandum requested specific, workable recommendations that would provide immediate improvements, as well as longer term actions where necessary. The priority objectives of the effort are to reduce acquisition cost, reduce acquisition time, increase program stability, and assure integration of acquisition systems decisions with PPBS decisions. The overall goal is to assure we are buying adequate quantities of high priority operationally useful systems, while eliminating low priority programs. The options and recommendations developed were to be consistent with 1 Increased participatory management involving the Services and the Secretary of Defense staff, working together 2 Integration of improved long-range planning into acquisition decisions and 3 Increasing industrial preparedness which is being separately addressed.
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