Improving MILSATCOM (Military Satellite Communication) Acquisition Outcomes: Lease versus Buy,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This study was requested by the Director of Space Systems and Command, Control, and Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Research, Development, and Acquisition, Headquarters United States Air Force, to assist in improving the outcomes of military satellite communication MILSATCOM programs. In view of rapidly rising costs of military space systems, leasing has been suggested as one way of controlling these costs. The purpose of this study, therefore, was to identify and analyze the central considerations relevant to determining whether to lease or by MILSATCOM services. The results of this report should be of interest to members of MILSATCOM acquisition community and others concerned with making lease versus buy decisions in the public sector. The work was conducted under the MILSATCOM Acquisition Policy project of the Project Air Force Resource Management Program.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Unmanned Spacecraft