Accession Number:

ADA445102

Title:

Using a Modular Open Systems Approach in Defense Acquisitions: Implications for the Contracting Process

Descriptive Note:

Rept. 30 Jun 2005-20 Jan 2006

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

This research paper explores the use of the modular open systems approach MOSA as a method for implementing an evolutionary acquisition strategy and investigates the implications of using the MOSA on the contracting process. First a background on evolutionary acquisition is presented from a perspective of current DoD acquisition regulations. Next basic concepts of open systems are discussed along with applications of the open systems approach to defense systems development and acquisition. The implications of using a modular open systems approach on the contracting process is then presented with a focused discussion on the various contracting activities and documents related to each phase of the contracting process. The report uses the generally accepted phases of the contracting process-procurement planning solicitation planning solicitation source selection contract administration and contract closeout to discuss the contracting activities and documents that should be affected by using a modular open systems approach. Additionally a brief highlight of intellectual property issues is provided along with a review of the applicable major regulatory provisions. The research concludes with the identification of the characteristics of a successful MOSA program rocurement and resultin contract and rovides areas for further stud

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE