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A comparative analysis of the acquisition strategies of Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and Javelin Medium Antiarmor Weapon System

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Authors
David, Jackie W.
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Advisors
Dillard, John T.
Stone, Mark W.
Date of Issue
1995-06
Date
June 1995
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis evaluates the acquisition strategies of two developmental weapon system programs: Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and Javelin Medium Antiarmor Weapon System. The study examines the defense acquisition process through the comparison of the acquisition strategies of the programs. An analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the two acquisition strategies and an evaluation of the similarities and differences of the two programs are provided. From this study, lessons learned are identified that can be used by other acquisition managers and their staffs to effectively manage future programs. Significant lessons learned indicate that the maturity level of technology selected for use, proper tailoring, use of realism and dual sourcing are critical to the successful development of an acquisition strategy.
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Thesis
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Management
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NA
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63 p.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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