Accession Number : ADA302301

Title :   Acquisition and Plain English.

Descriptive Note : Handbook,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Miller, Elizabeth ; Menzel, Kimberlee

PDF Url : ADA302301

Report Date : 14 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Read this pamphlet if you'd like to: boost productivity, write better RFPs, specifications, and documents, streamline the acquisition process, and help small and commercial firms understand our solicitations. It explains how plain English can help you meet these goals, without a big investment in time or training. Although I can't predict the future, as we face the challenges of contracting in the 21st century, I'm certain of several things. First, acquisition streamlining and limited resources are here to stay. Second, we'll be hit with information and technology explosions. Third, we will not, and must not, falter from our mission of providing top- notch support to the soldier in the field. This means we'll have to respond to constantly changing technologies and field requirements, and process information faster, with fewer resources. At the same time, we must improve the quality of our solicitations. 'Do more with less' isn't just a catch phrase, it's reality. To survive, we must adopt smarter ways of doing business. Plain English is a powerful tool for doing so, because it increases internal productivity and solicitation quality. That's why I've made plain English one of my personal streamlining goals. Read this pamphlet, use plain English, and join us as we improve the acquisition process to meet the challenges of contracting in the 21st century.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL, *ENGLISH LANGUAGE, ACQUISITION, WRITING, GRAMMARS.

Subject Categories : Linguistics
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE