The cost growth problem: a realistic diagnosis and solution.
Aaron, Robert David
Dyer, Joe W.
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The problem o£ cost growth o£ major systems acquisitions has long been an important concern within the Department o£ Defense (DOD) and Congress. A brief review of acquisition history from the 40 's to the present shows little success in controlling it. With so many unsuccessful past changes to the organization and processes, the cost growth problem begs for a new approach. A review of the static principles of organizational design reveals several inconsistencies when compared to the DOD structure. The science of organizational development (OD) is discussed and recommended as a solution.
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