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Blueprint for Change. Report of the Process Action Team on Military Specifications and Standards
Final rept. Aug 1993-Mar 1994
OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION) WASHINGTON DC
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The Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform, under the direction of the Deputy Secretary of Defense, chartered a Process Action Team on Military Specifications and Standards. The team was tasked to develop a comprehensive strategy to change the way that the Defense Department defines its requirements and specifies its needs in order to permit greater reliance on the commercial market and manufacturing base. The PAT developed twenty-four recommendations addressing all aspects of developing and applying Military Specifications and Standards thirteen are considered to be principle recommendations. These recommendations are divided into chapters addressing Performance Specifications, eliminating excessive contract requirements, overhauling the standards process, new management tools, the education imperative, institutional cultural change, and general acquisition reform. The recommendations in this report are the start point for reform of specifications and standards. Specifications andor Standards.
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