Accession Number:

ADA411425

Title:

Acquisition Reform through Alpha Contracting

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLICPOLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

82.0

Abstract:

The focus of acquisition reform is to obtain better products for the Department of Defense DoD and motivate the actual contracting process of acquiring those produces for defense systems. The motivation comes from acquisition reform. The Alpha Contracting Process is one of several innovative contracting concepts of acquisition reform that bas been implemented by several commands. The purpose of this thesis will be to determine the effectiveness of the Alpha Contracting Process. Data gathered from field research interviews, case studies, and survey data are employed to support the effectiveness of Alpha Contracting. Advantages and disadvantages and potential inhibitors to Alpha Contracting are discussed, as well as mechanisms to overcome thee inhibitors. This thesis will provide a model of the traditional contracting process versus the alpha contracting process. The thesis concludes that alpha contracting can innovate the contracting process and provides recommendations for future research.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE