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dc.contributor.advisorLundgren, Bryan
dc.contributor.advisorKidalov, Max
dc.contributor.authorChoe, Chinyong
dc.contributor.authorQuinn, Doug
dc.dateSep-12
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-14T00:02:59Z
dc.date.available2012-11-14T00:02:59Z
dc.date.issued2012-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/17445
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe goal in this project was to research and write an historical overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition policy toward preference in a particular contract type. Major milestones and representative case studies were reviewed that challenge the current acquisition policy in regard to the type of contract selected for major defense weapon systems. In this project, historical and analytical accounts of the defense acquisition process are provided for major weapon systems from 1947 to present. Significant changes were examined to acquisition policies to show any possible trends. Major studies were conducted to determine what factors contribute to policy changes associated with noteworthy cases involving major weapon systems. By highlighting trends and making insightful observations, we hope to provide acquisition professionals who work with major weapon systems with greater perspective and context on the debate over the most appropriate contract type for use in major weapon systems.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleThe Evolution of the Contract Type Used in Defense Acquisition with a Focus on Major Defense Weapon Systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness Administration
dc.subject.authorContract Typeen_US
dc.subject.authorMajor Weapon Systemsen_US
dc.subject.authorFixed Priceen_US
dc.subject.authorCost Reimbursementen_US
dc.subject.authorAcquisition Initiativesen_US
dc.subject.authorDefense Contractingen_US
dc.subject.authorTrendsen_US
dc.subject.authorPoliciesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US


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