Accession Number : ADA306435

Title :   Corps SAM: Down Selection to One Contractor Vs. Competition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Marino, Thomas R., Jr

PDF Url : ADA306435

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to research the history of the Corps SAM program, focusing on the issue of whether to maintain competition or to down select to a single contractor. An analysis is conducted to examine the down selection and whether the program risks of cost overrun, failure to meet schedule, and poor weapon performance can be averted without the use of continuous competition. This thesis concludes that down selection to one contractor provides more benefit to the program than maintaining competition throughout the acquisition process for the Corps SAM program.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACTORS, *SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, WEAPONS, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, ACQUISITION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), THESES, CRUISE MISSILES, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, AREA DEFENSE, SELECTION, AIR TO SURFACE MISSILES, COST OVERRUNS, ANTIRADIATION MISSILES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Air- and Space-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE