Balancing Army Data Acquisition Policies and Practices
ARMY PROCUREMENT RESEARCH OFFICE FORT LEE VA
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Voluminous data is acquired to support Department of Defense weapons and other purchased hardware. Procurement and Production officials have concluded that data costs are on the rise and corrective action is necessary to overcome this potentially serious problem. Through a survey of studies and guidance documents, the structure of data management policy is modeled officials, and policy-makers, an operational practices model is developed and described. Comparison of these two models and a comparative examination of contracted data requirements led to the study findings. Excessive, redundant, and deficient data requirements may be reduced or identified through the use of a proposed Data Requirements Checklist. Determination of data adequacy may be improved by instructing contractors to deliver data products to a singel technical office. Specifications, drawing packages, technical publications, and computer programs should be separately priced.
- Administration and Management
- Information Science
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies