Accession Number : ADA301500

Title :   The Fox Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance System: Lessons-Learned from a Foreign Non-Developmental Item Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Norris, James W.

PDF Url : ADA301500

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : Non-developmental Item acquisition represent a viable approach to meet procurement needs of the Defense Department. The reduced acquisition cycle times and resultant cost savings of this acquisition strategy presents significant potential benefits to DoD. One weapon system program that has successfully used such an NDI strategy is the U.S. Army's Fox Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Reconnaissance System. This thesis examines the DoD acquisition process and how NDIs are used within the process. The thesis then examines the Fox Program and its NDI Acquisition strategy to determine what factors made the program successful. From this analysis, lessons-learned are identified that can be used by other acquisition managers and their staffs effectively to manage future NDI programs. jg p.2

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR WARFARE, *ACQUISITION, *BIOLOGICAL WARFARE, *CHEMICAL WARFARE, *RECONNAISSANCE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, LESSONS LEARNED, STRATEGY, FOREIGN, WEAPON SYSTEMS, THESES, CYCLES, REDUCTION, COSTS, CHEMISTRY, PROCUREMENT, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, SAVINGS.

Subject Categories : Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE