Accession Number : ADA314889

Title :   The Commercial Revolution in Space Systems Acquisition Management.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 95-Aug 96,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rounce, Scott C.

PDF Url : ADA314889

Report Date : APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Acquisition reform in the Department of Defense has become one of the highest priority initiatives currently underway. This report examines the applicability of commercial acquisition practices to the development of DoD space systems. In conducting this analysis, the results of a quantitative study conducted for the Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform known as the Coopers & Lybrand/TASC Study are compared with a qualitative study conducted by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Space) known as the Industry Advisory Council Study. In light of the conclusions of these two studies, several current space systems acquisitions are reviewed to take a look at the potential for successful implementation of commercial practices in the acquisition of DoD space systems. The results to date are very encouraging.

Descriptors :   *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, *ACQUISITION, *SPACE SYSTEMS, *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, MODIFICATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE