Accession Number : ADA310628

Title :   Converting to Performance/Commercial Specifications will Reduce Weapon System Cost: Fact or Fiction?

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Morris, Richard D.

PDF Url : ADA310628

Report Date : 01 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Drastic funding reductions are being made throughout the U.S. Department of Defense. The weapon system acquisition sector is attempting to reduce the negative impact of funding cuts through adoption of acquisition reform initiatives to reduce costs and maximize efficiency. One of the major reform initiatives eliminates most military specifications and substitutes performance specifications and best commercial practices. This paper examines these changes and whether weapon system acquisition cost will be reduced, resulting in increased 'bang for the buck' in the DoD's weapon systems modernization programs.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *LOW COSTS, *COST ANALYSIS, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *EFFICIENCY, *COSTS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ACQUISITION, SPECIFICATIONS, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), SUBSTITUTES.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE