Accession Number:

ADA567166

Title:

Avoidable Software Procurements

Descriptive Note:

Joint Applied Project

Corporate Author:

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

Report Date:

2012-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Defense DoD spends billions of dollars a year acquiring software, a great deal of which never gets used. Although a large portion of this software is sole source, considerable savings may be realized through the development of a check-incheck-out CICO system for software. Such a system would be similar to a library or a video rental store. The purpose of this Joint Applied Project is to offer a broad examination of the cost of commercial software procurement in the U.S. Department of Defense. Following an analysis of cost versus usage data, we propose that potential significant cost savings in commercial software procurement can be accomplished by implementing a check-incheck-out CICO system for software.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE