Accession Number : ADA329991

Title :   Can the Current Acquisition Process Meet Operational Needs?

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Bendorf, Craig V.

PDF Url : ADA329991

Report Date : 01 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Since the 1950s the acquisition system has been modified and changed many times to clean up the system and prevent fraud, waste, and mismanagement. However, the system had become too big, cumbersome, and unresponsive to meet operational needs. In 1985 the President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, the Packard Commission, was established to make recommendations for new reform. In June 1986 the commission published its final report that made sweeping recommendations. Those recommendations were implemented by the National Security Decision Directive 219 in April 1986, the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act in October 1986, and the Defense Management Report in July 1989. Since then, many changes have occurred that have improved operational perspective and jointness in acquisition planning, linked national security objectives to system acquisition, and improved acquisition management.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *ACQUISITION, NATIONAL SECURITY, DECISION MAKING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, LINKAGES, REGULATIONS, LEGISLATION.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE