An analysis of the United States Marine Corps' Family of Ballistic Protective Systems Acquisition Strategy

dc.contributor.advisorPetross, Diana
dc.contributor.advisorSan Miguel, Joseph G.
dc.contributor.authorFreeby, Jason S.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:54Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:54Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.description.abstractRecent congressional and media inquiries have highlighted questions regarding the protection provided to today's Marine Corps. The purpose of this research is to analyze the current Family of Ballistic Protective Systems (FBPS) Acquisition Strategy of the United States Marine Corps. The FBPS consists of individual protective items such as ballistic vests, individual armor plating, helmets, and eye and ear protection. Currently, the Marine Corps adheres to the (Department of Defense) DoD policy to use one-year appropriations to finance the procurement and sustainment of these items. Critics of the policy believe a separate three-year appropriation specific to the acquisition of these individual components better serves the customer and the acquisition process delineated in the DoD Instructions. The research examined current government regulations, policy environment, and acquisition precedents. Additionally, the research compared a previous FBPS acquisition to a theoretical procurement under three year appropriations. The research determined that the three-year obligation period of procurement funding better serves the acquisition process. Furthermore, three-year appropriations provide a better value for the Marine Corps in terms of cost savings and a better product. Finally, the esearch provides specific recommendations for the Marine Corps in the area of future procurements in the FBPS.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceUS Marine Corps (USMC) author.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/annalysisofunite109454441
dc.format.extentxvi, 49 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.identifier.oclc503085907
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/4441
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNPS Outstanding Theses and Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshArmed Forcesen_US
dc.subject.lcshAppropriations and expendituresen_US
dc.subject.lcshMilitary suppliesen_US
dc.titleAn analysis of the United States Marine Corps' Family of Ballistic Protective Systems Acquisition Strategyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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