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Contracting within the Navy laboratories : a critical examination

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Authors
McWherter, Marvin E.
Subjects
Contract types
Research and Development contracting
Contracting authority
Competition in R&D
Advisors
Lamm, David V.
Date of Issue
1979-12
Date
December 1979
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Contracting within the Research and Development arena is a unique process aimed at obtaining from industry increases in the technological base necessary for the acquisition of modern weapon systems. As a unique process, the application of traditional controls oftentimes presents real problems to those field level personnel operating in the contracting arena. This thesis examines in depth several major contemporary problems perceived by laboratory personnel as hindrances to their effectiveness. These problems are broadly categorized into four main issues. First, the contract type best suited to R&D is addressed; second, the Contracting Authority levels and granting process are discussed; third, the restricting framework of existing regulations is examined; and fourth, the responsibilities of technical managers in the area of contract management are presented. Conclusions and Recommendations are offered which will pro vide a more efficient framework within which the R&D laboratory personnel can accomplish the specific missions assigned.
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Administrative Sciences
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Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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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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