Accession Number : ADA295052

Title :   DOD Acquisition Reform - Will It Have An Impact?

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Jesse A.

PDF Url : ADA295052

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : In order to meet the military modernization challenge facing the United States in the twenty first century, the Department of Defense (DOD) Acquisition Reform is essential. Military downsizing and reduced defense budgets are necessitating a new approach to meet the required weapons and materiel acquisitions. This study addresses the DOD Acquisition Reform efforts. Current reform initiatives are analyzed for their impact on reducing product costs, reducing product lead times, stemming the shrinking defense industrial base, and exploiting new technologies. The selected streamlining efforts concerning competition, truth in negotiations, socioeconomic and small business laws, simplified acquisition threshold, industrial base and manufacturing technology, military specifications and standards, and the acquisition oversight and review process are analyzed.

Descriptors :   *MODIFICATION, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, WEAPONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MATERIEL, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, UNITED STATES, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, COMMERCE, MANUFACTURING, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, SPECIFICATIONS, THRESHOLD EFFECTS, REDUCTION, COSTS, REGULATIONS, SIMPLIFICATION, MILITARY BUDGETS, SOCIOLOGY, NEGOTIATIONS, FEDERAL LAW, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, LEAD TIME.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE