Accession Number : ADA297415

Title :   The Avenger and Sgt. York: An Examination of Two Air Defense Systems Nondevelopmental Item Acquisition Programs.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Hinds, Russell A.

PDF Url : ADA297415

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : With the Department of Defense's (DOD) budget continuing to be reduced, DOD acquisition managers must acquire technologically superior weapon systems within shorter time periods with less resources. One effective way to accomplish this is to utilize an NDI Acquisition program. This thesis analyzes two NDI Acquisition programs, the SGT York and Avenger Air Defense Systems, to determine what factors made SGT York a failure and Avenger a success. From this analysis, lessons-learned are identified that can be used by other acquisition managers and their staffs to effectively manage future programs. Significant lessons-learned indicate that the maturity of the system, high-level support, media support, and program managers skilled at properly tailoring an NDl program are critical to the success of an MDI program. (KAR) P. 2

Descriptors :   *AIR DEFENSE, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, TIME INTERVALS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LESSONS LEARNED, ACQUISITION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COMPARISON, THESES, MEDIA, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Antimissile Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE