Accession Number : ADA293122

Title :   Acquisition Streamlining and Reform: An Analysis of Alpha Acquisition at the Naval Air Systems Command.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : King, John G.

PDF Url : ADA293122

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Streamlining the acquisition process is a goal of every procurement command. Less lead time to provide a system to the customer can only lead to better customer satisfaction and customer relations. This thesis investigates and explores some of the various ways DOD is working to incorporate improvements and adapting to a changing environment through acquisition streamlining and acquisition reform. The main thrust of this thesis is an analysis of an initiative the Naval Air Systems Command has named "Alpha Acquisition." Alpha Acquisition is an initiative to streamline the acquisition process by the coordination of the Government and the contractor into one organized group with the objective of getting under contract for a specific procurement in the shortest time possible and at a fair and reasonable price. This thesis analyzes the advantages and drawbacks of Alpha Acquisition and where it stands in the streamlining and reform process.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, CONTRACTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, THESES, PROCUREMENT, NAVAL EQUIPMENT, LEAD TIME.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE