Improved Methods to Obtain Communications Service from Commercial Vendors.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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The American Telephone Telegraph ATT divestiture caused a significant change in the way the Department of Defense orders communication service. This study examines the problems caused by the divestiture and how DOD could improve its position in the communications service market. Two main problems emerged--the lack of significant competition on long haul service procurement actions and the lack of an end-to-end manager for communications circuits. The study recommends that several regions should be established within the United States, allowing designated companies to perform end-to-end management functions and to route the communications circuits in the most efficient manner. Incentives are provided to those regional contractors that perform better than the others.
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