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dc.contributor.advisorMcCaffrey, Martin J.
dc.contributor.authorAttanasio, Henry
dc.dateJune 1990
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-15T23:11:28Z
dc.date.available2013-02-15T23:11:28Z
dc.date.issued1990-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/27712
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractOver the past 15 years the reliance on computer software, especially within critical weapons systems, has grown in orders of magnitude. Government reports during this same period, however, consistently cite the poor success rate experienced by the Department of Defense in contracting for the development of specialized software as an area of great concern. This thesis investigates the guidance provided by the Department of the Navy, and the contractual methods available, to program managers and contracting officers regarding the procurement of custom designed software. The research conducted concludes that the majority of the blame for software procurement problems should fall upon the personnel within the acquisition system. The problem is a problem of attitude concerning software development. Although the system is admittedly cumbersome, the underlying causes resulting in cost overruns, schedule delays, and poor performance are not with the mechanics of the procurement system. Program managers and contracting officers currently have the tools available within the acquisition system to improve their ability to contract for the development of custom designed software.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/contractingforem1094527712
dc.format.extentvii, 92 p.en_US
dc.languageen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshComputer softwareen_US
dc.subject.lcshCost.en_US
dc.titleContracting for embedded computer software within the Department of the Navyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderAbdel-Hamid, Tarek
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Administrative Sciences
dc.subject.authorSoftware developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorsoftware acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorcontracting for software developmenten_US
dc.subject.authorMission Critical Computer Resources (MCCR)en_US
dc.subject.authorEmbedded Computer Resources (ECR)en_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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