Accession Number : ADA276678

Title :   Streamlining the Acquisition System: Possible but not Probable.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 92-Apr 93,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Davis, Frank C.

Report Date : APR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The shear magnitude of subject areas that could be addressed under the title, Streamlining the Federal Acquisition System, are enough to discourage many from attempting to address this subject in one research paper. Indeed, to address all the issues included in this controversial subject would take several books or a whole series of papers. With that in mind I have focused my efforts on a broad perspective of the problems associated with the current system. Some of the basic ideas contained herein were formulated during my tenures as a government contracting officer, as a logistician responsible for the operational use and support of deployed systems, as an action officer and director in the Army's requirements generation system and as an acquisition professional with significant training in the program management and contracting fields. My research efforts focused primarily on a review of acquisition related reports from the published works of the Rand Corporation and the General Accounting Office (GAO).

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *FEDERAL BUDGETS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, CONTRACTS.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE