Accession Number : ADA328981

Title :   Partnering between Government and Industry, and Acquisition Reform Initiative,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Richard E.

PDF Url : ADA328981

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The diminishing use of technical Military Specifications (Mil-specs) and the increased emphasis on performance based requirements due to acquisition reform has limited technical communication between government and industry. Partnering is a technique that has risen out of Integrated Process and Product Development (IPPD) that can assist in filling this gap. Partnering is an extension of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) concept outlined in Department of Defense Regulation 5000.2-R. dated March 15. 1996. It is being used by the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Project Office to develop their request for proposal and awarding of their contract for engineering manufacturing and development of the THAAD system. To date partnering is an informal process which is not directly regulated or governed by policy from DoD, but it imbodies all the structure and guidance which has been provided regarding the formulation and execution of IPTs. Partnering will enhance communication between government and industry and through what is now known as performance based requirements industry can use commercial products and best practices to meet the governments need.

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIES, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *ACQUISITION, *BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING, MANUFACTURING, SPECIFICATIONS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), ENGINEERING, COMMERCIAL COMMUNICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE