Publication:
Unmanned Maritime Systems incremental acquisition approach

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Authors
Driscoll, Thomas
Richesin, Jason
Subjects
acquisition strategy
Unmanned Maritime Systems
Advisors
Jones, Ray
Seagren, Chad
Date of Issue
2016-12
Date
Dec-16
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The purpose of this MBA report is to explore and understand the issues involved in the DOD's acquisition process for Unmanned Maritime Systems (UMS) in order to recommend a new acquisition approach or solutions that would allow the military to keep pace with the rapid unmanned technology development cycle found in the commercial industry. We find that current UMS acquisitions are utilizing previous acquisition reforms, but could benefit from additional contractor peer competition and peer review. Additional cost and schedule benefits could result from contractor competition during build processes in each incremental process. We recommend that further analysis be performed to alleviate funding issues associated with evolutionary acquisition.
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Thesis
Description
MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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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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