Mobilizing the Defense Contracting Process
Research rept. Aug 92-Apr 93,
INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
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The objectives of the paper are to 1 Assess the extent to which DoD acquisition laws and regulations provide the leeway necessary for acquisition professionals to accomplish their mission during a national emergency or mobilization 2 Examine how well acquisition professionals employed the tools available to them during operation Desert ShieldStorm and, 3 Recommend appropriate legislative, regulatory, and policy changes to ensure that the appropriate priority is placed on the primary mission of troop support during a mobilization. Over the years, the defense acquisition process has been used to promote an ever-increasing number of socioeconomic programs. To a certain extent, each of these programs detracts from the efficiency and effectiveness of performing the primary mission - supporting the troops. During peacetime, the socioeconomic programs add to the cost and administrative burden of the defense acquisition process. During a mobilization, misplaced priorities in the contracting process can result in lost opportunities and lives on the battlefield.
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