Accession Number : ADA292508

Title :   Contract Administration Reform Process Action Team Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (ACQUISITION AND TECHNOLOGY) WASHINGT ON DC

PDF Url : ADA292508

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 339

Abstract : The Contract Administration Services Reform Process Action Team (CAS PAT) was chartered by the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition & Technology) to examine several issues relating to contract administration reform within the Department of Defense (DoD). This report summarizes the efforts of the CAS PAT and provides recommendations and suggested implementation plans. The CAS PAT agrees that the world in which the DoD must operate has changed beyond the limits of the existing acquisition system to adapt. It is not enough to improve the existing system. There must be carefully planned, fundamental reengineering of specific segments of the acquisition system to enable the system to respond correctly to current challenges as well as the demands of the future. The execution and operational problems that encumber today's acquisition system are often the result of yesterday's failures of foresight and implementation. The CAS PAT hopes that the information contained in this report will provide the DOD with the necessary data to correctly forecast the future and tailor its response accordingly. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, CONTRACTS, COST ANALYSIS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, CONTRACTORS, FORECASTING, EFFICIENCY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, DEFENSE INDUSTRY, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT, DEFENSE PLANNING, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE