Accession Number : ADP008602

Title :   Streamlining Defense Acquisition Laws.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Hundreds of individual laws create the underpinnings of the defense acquisition system. Large and small, significant and trivial, new and old, these laws emanate from the fundamental Constitutional responsibility of the Congress 'To raise and support Armies (and)...To provide and maintain a Navy.' Expanded many times by regulations, by supplements to regulations, by directives, and by established practice, these laws have been interpreted and applied by various courts, boards of contract appeals, and the General Accounting Office. Separately and together, they govern the way tens of thousands of Government buy -- and hundreds of thousands of Americans manufacture, perform, and sell -- the millions of items and services required by a modern fighting force -- literally everything from desert camouflage uniforms to precision-guided munitions.

Descriptors :   *FEDERAL LAW, *ACQUISITION, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE PLANNING, PROCUREMENT, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, NAVAL PLANNING, NAVAL PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE