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dc.contributor.authorProgram, NPS Acquisition Research
dc.date30-Apr-10
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-08T21:19:31Z
dc.date.available2013-05-08T21:19:31Z
dc.date.issued2010-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/33455
dc.descriptionProceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)en_US
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractOne needs no powers of prophecy to predict that perilous economic times lie ahead for our nation and the rest of the world. While uncertainty surrounds the global economic crisis''how long it will last, for example, and whether conditions will worsen further before they improve''there can be little doubt that national budgets for defense acquisition will experience considerable pressure and quite possibly decline in the coming years. Under such conditions, we may be tempted either to accept with fatalism some reduced level of expectations for acquisition outcomes or, alternatively, to embrace trite exhortations to do more with less. Neither of these is, of course, a tenable position for serious scholars of acquisition. Rather, we ought to continue to seek the best possible understanding of acquisition that will lead to the best possible outcomes given available resources. This entails continued work on what Don Kettl has termed the ''smart buyer'' problem: knowing what to buy, who to buy it from, and how to assess its quality.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_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. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleProceedings of the 7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium; Wednesday, Volume Ien_US
dc.title.alternative7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings Volume Ien_US
dc.title.alternativeSeventh Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings Volume Ien_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentAcquisition Management
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-10-022


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