A venture capital mixed model for the acquisition of defense software products

dc.contributor.advisorDarken, Rudolph
dc.contributor.authorBotsakos, Michael T.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.secondreaderLewis, Theodore
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:38:33Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:38:33Z
dc.date.issued2007-06
dc.description.abstractThe major problem in the Department of Defense's acquisition of software systems is the growing number of cost and schedule overruns that result in failed software acquisitions. Cost and schedule overruns are the consequence of the software development models selected, inaccurate estimation of size, time, and cost, the instability of user requirements, and poor decision-making by acquisition managers. Commercial practices of requirements definition, vendor selection, development process, business practices, integration, development, and testing, maintenance, and rights in data were compared with equivalent Department of Defense practices. Commercial solutions are the implementation of open source standards and architectures, iterative software developments, increased collaboration among competing vendors, and the incorporation of software reuse. The Department of Defense's non-profit venture capital models utilize key practices, such as deal syndication and incremental funding, which are instrumental in managing risk and could be incorporated into how the DoD acquires software.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aventurecapitalm109453498
dc.format.extentxii, 45 p. ;en_US
dc.identifier.oclc156949199
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/3498
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshVenture capitalen_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer programsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleA venture capital mixed model for the acquisition of defense software productsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineModeling, Virtual Environments, and Simulation Institute (MOVES)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
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