Accession Number:

ADA535300

Title:

Commercial Acquisition Demystified. How Commercial Satellite Acquisition Conforms to FAR Part 12

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Initiatives announced by Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates in August 2010 to reduce overhead costs by more than 100 billion over the next five years will challenge the imagination, courage, and persistence of the nations government-industry acquisition team to do its required share. What if, however, ways already existed to reduce cost but were not well understood This article examines ways to decrease costs in commercial satellite acquisition and discusses five widely held myths regarding commercial satellite acquisition and manufacturing practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE