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Application of a Network Perspective to DoD Weapon System Acquisition: An Exploratory Study

dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorMantz, Ryan
dc.contributor.corporateAcquisition Management (AM)
dc.contributor.corporateAcquisition Research Program (ARP)
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.contributor.departmentNPS Faculty
dc.date01-Apr-07
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:13:13Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:13:13Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-01
dc.descriptionProceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractOne of the foundations of military command and control is that authority must match responsibility. Yet in weapon system acquisition, a program manager is responsible to deliver capabilities to the warfighter without full control of the resources he needs to carry out this task. Successful program managers recognize their dependencies upon other actors and execute their programs using a network with a common goal of enhancing a specific warfighting capability. A hierarchical chain of command still exists, but the network enables the actors to carry out their objectives in an efficient and effective manner. This report describes how the acquisition process purportedly works in hierarchical terms. It also introduces a process model to describe the set of activities actually used and the actors who are required to collaborate to deliver capabilities to the warfighter. The analysis of those activities between actors reveals that weapon system acquisition behaves like a network. Describing acquisition in network terms allows those involved in weapon system acquisition oversight, policy, and practice to have new insights and measurement tools to understand how to improve the weapon systems acquisition process.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-07-014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/33169
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAcquisition Research Symposium
dc.subject.authorAcquisition Strategyen_US
dc.subject.authorAcquisition Process, Program Manageren_US
dc.titleApplication of a Network Perspective to DoD Weapon System Acquisition: An Exploratory Studyen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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