Accession Number : ADA329804

Title :   Acquisition Reform: Where to Now?

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Carmona, Waldo F.

PDF Url : ADA329804

Report Date : 15 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The U.S military's need to maintain cutting edge capability has become more acute as potential future adversaries acquire sophisticated weaponry and build their own technological capacity. The private sector has a long history of designing, developing, and marketing innovative technologies in a cost-effective manner. It is crucial that the Army free itself of dependence on the high priced, 12- 14 year development procurement cycle; increase its access to the products and processes that constantly emerge from the competitive commercial environment; and exploit all of the benefits generated from the current thrusts in acquisition reform. The overall goal of this paper is to propose a way of expanding the Army's options for tapping into the best available technology sources by exploiting the tools already available through current acquisition reform, and building upon previous efforts to form R&D collaborations with commercial firms and academic institutions.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *MILITARY MODERNIZATION, WEAPONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PROCUREMENT, UNIVERSITIES, REGULATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE