Accession Number : ADA294102

Title :   A Theoretical Consideration of Acquisition Reform.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 94-Apr 95,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frank, Deborah F.

PDF Url : ADA294102

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Acquisition reform has been an almost continual effort since 1960. Yet, the very continuance of this reform effort indicates that the efforts have not been successful. The current Government acquisition reform effort appears to be modeling the industrial sector efforts via the use of reengineering. However, one can analyze the Defense acquisition system against a theoretical construct of the systems theory. This framework will demonstrate an acquisition system which is driven by other than the common perceptions of efficiency and effectiveness. The existence of these driving factors may explain why reengineering is no working as quickly in government as in industry and why past acquisition reform efforts have not been successful.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *MODIFICATION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *FEDERAL LAW, INDUSTRIES, DETECTORS, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, THEORY, EFFICIENCY, PROBLEM SOLVING, PERCEPTION.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE