Accession Number : ADA308963

Title :   Off the Shelf and into the Trash Bin: SGT YORK, NDI Integration and Acquisition Reform.

Descriptive Note : Strategy research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Mauser, George E.

PDF Url : ADA308963

Report Date : 16 MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The defense budget, a significant component of the discretionary portion of federal expenditures, is severely constrained and under attack. Defense acquisition reforms have been aggressively initiated to offset the effects of reduced resources. An attractive acquisition method in vogue with decision makers and now actively underwritten by acquisition reform initiatives is the use of nondevelopmental items (NDl). The ND concept is focused on adapting existing items, including components and technologies, to meet military requirements. In the early 1980's - the Army initiated development of the $4.14 billion Division Air Defense (DIVAD) or SGT YORK gun, in today's terms, as an NDl Integration effort and then subsequently canceled the program at great expense and embarrassment. The paper, looking at DIVAD, identifies and highlights some issues associated with ND acquisitions and decision implications for future programs using NDI Integration acquisition strategies.

Descriptors :   *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, *ARMY BUDGETS, AIR DEFENSE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, DECISION MAKING, STRATEGY, ACQUISITION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, REDUCTION, COSTS, INTEGRATION, RESOURCES, DIVISION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, GUNS, SOLID WASTES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE