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dc.contributor.authorBlakeman, Seth T.
dc.contributor.authorGibbs, Anthony R.
dc.contributor.authorJeyasingam, Jeyanthan
dc.date01-Dec-08
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:17:21Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:17:21Z
dc.date.issued2008-12-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33353
dc.descriptionSponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this MBA Project is to analyze the procedures followed in the acquisition of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle. The MRAP program, initiated in response to the improvised explosive device (IED) threat in Iraq and Afghanistan, is unprecedented in timeline and scale. As such, it provides a unique case study on the rapid acquisition of a major military system in response to an urgent operational need. The objective of this research is to provide a guide for future rapid acquisition programs by documenting the conduct of the MRAP program from the initial needs identification and program start in 2006 through production and fielding at the time of this writing. The major analysis will focus on the program as a rapid acquisition within the context of the Acquisition Management and Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) framework. The goal for analysis is to answer the following question: What are the key factors and decisions that contributed to program success, with success defined as meeting program objectives and warfighter needs? In addition, this report will address the key trade-offs made within the MRAP program and the potential long-term impacts of these decisions.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Programen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.titleStudy of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program as a Model for Rapid Defense Acquisitionsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorRapid Defense Acquisitionsen_US
dc.subject.authorRapid Acquisitions, MRAP, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicleen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-08-132


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