Defining Acquisition Related Terms
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of this thesis is to provide clear and cogent operational definitions of contracting terms used in todays Federal acquisition environment. This thesis is the last of the current continuing series of research efforts sponsored by the National Contract Management Association NCMA with the common goal of creating a dictionary of contracting and acquisition related terms, validated by synthesizing information found in current literature into proposed definitions and surveying proven acquisition authorities for their agreement or comments, thereby arriving at a consensus as to their current usage. This research effort has been conducted by military and civilian Masters candidates at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright AFB OH and the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey CA Survey participants were selected from a current list of Certified Professional Contract Managers CPCMs provided by NCMA A secondary line of comparative research was pursued to identify additional unresearched contracting and acquisition related terms, which are listed in Appendix G and recommended as a basis for possible research in the future. Thesis, Acquisition, Contract, Definitions.
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