Accession Number:

ADA608629

Title:

Going the Distance: Leveraging the Benefits of Competition Throughout the Life of a Program

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2013-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense DoD strives to foster competition however, like many government agencies, the DoD tends to view competition as occurring only during the contracting process, rather than as a dynamic tool for achieving success over the life of a program. Most DoD programs today award development and production contracts to a single prime contractor or contractor team. Using this single-provider approach, the DoD fails to maintain continuous life-cycle competition -- the use of competition to motivate contractor performance throughout the life of a program.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE