Accession Number : ADA331798

Title :   Nonmilitary Specification Procurements in Department of Defense Aviation Avionics Acquisition Programs

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 96-7 Jun 97

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Bradley J.

PDF Url : ADA331798

Report Date : 07 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This study investigates the barriers to adopting commercial products relating to aircraft avionics with the Department of Defense after the passage of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994. There has been a strong emphasis from both the federal government and industry for the Department of Defense to adopt commercial products and practices. The focus of this study is to identify the barriers that exist to accomplish this goal, in the aircraft related avionics systems market, after the passage of FASA. This study concludes that the barriers to procuring NON-MILSPEC aviation avionics in the DOD, after FASA, fall into three general categories: specifications, logistics, and management training. Research also supports the conclusion that while FASA may eliminate some logistics barriers, it will not likely effect barriers related to specifications, or management, and training.

Descriptors :   *AVIONICS, *COMMERCIAL AVIATION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, THESES, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, MILITARY MODERNIZATION, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, MILITARY BUDGETS, FEDERAL LAW, MANAGEMENT TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE