Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Revisions for Telecommunications
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This research paper outlines changes in the telecommunications industry, their impact on the Air Force and a comprehensive revision to the Department of Defense DoD, Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR Supplement, subpart 37.74 for acquiring telecommunication services. The paper first examines the inventing of the telephone and its growth into a major monopoly. The monopoly is traced from creating consumer dependence through the traumatic changes which split and fractured the telecommunications industry. Such changes delivered devastating alterations in telecommunication service and negatively affected consumers. In light of these changes, the major problems affecting the Air Force are presented. Potential corrective actions are discussed and, as a partial solution to these problems, a comprehensive revision to the DOD FAR supplement is offered.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Radio Communications