Assessment of Aberdeen Proving Ground - Army Contracting Command, Contract Management Processes
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY
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The DOD has had longstanding, and documented, problems in contracting which include ethical issues, workforce competencies, lack of manpower, and fraud. DOD current remedies include rightsizing the workforce, training incentivizing performance, reaffirming ethical standards, but these are incremental solutions. What is called for is a review of contract management process capability from a broader perspective, using the Contract Management Maturity Model CMMM. This research will focus on contract management as an aspect to improve process capability. The purpose of this research project will be to assess the contract management processes at Aberdeen Proving Ground-Army Contracting Command APG-ACC. Using the CMMM, the research will analyze APG-ACCs process capability, focusing on the areas of Procurement Planning, Solicitation Planning, Solicitation, Source Selection, Contract Administration, and Contract Closeout. Using analytical data gained from surveys completed by level II and III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act DAWIA personnel at APGACC the data will gauge the maturity of APG-ACCs contract management processes. Results captured from data will allow the assessment of APG-ACC contracting capability and will help in the formulation of meaningful recommendations to the command.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies