Major new issues currently affecting government acquisition.
Katz, Rebecca Adams
Lamm, David V.
Smith, Raymond W.
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The purpose of this thesis is to review and synopsize the major new issues currently affecting Government acquisition. The individual topics discussed are: (1) the Federal acquisition process, (2) the Packard Commission's recommendations and their effect on Government acquisition, (3) the role of competition in Government contracting, (4) the new requirements for weapon systems warranties, (5) the role source selection plays in the acquisition process, (6) how delays in contractor performance affect the Government, (7) the role of the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (ASBCA) in Government acquisition, (8) the recent changes in the Weighted Guidelines (WGLs) for profit, (9) the impact of the Defense Financial and Investment Review (DFAIR) Study on investment, progress payments and profit, and (10) the role Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) plays in major weapon systems acquisitions. This thesis will serve to update the Manual of Acquisition Topics, a single desk reference guide for acquisition managers.
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