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dc.contributor.advisorBoudreau, Michael W.
dc.contributor.advisorStokes, John E., Jr.
dc.contributor.authorBulkley, Michael E.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Gregory C.
dc.dateJun-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-01T16:51:25Z
dc.date.available2013-08-01T16:51:25Z
dc.date.issued2013-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/34636
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to document and analyze the benefit and shortcomings experienced by the various stakeholders, particularly the warfighters. It is also to determine if the accelerated acquisition strategy used for the Mine Resistance Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program provided sufficient benefits to the warfighter to become the model program for future U.S. military major acquisition programs? The urgent need for a vehicle capable of protecting the warfighters in Iraq and Afghanistan against improvised explosive devices (IEDs), rocket-propelled grenades, and small arms fire, prompted the approval of an accelerated acquisition program for the development and purchase of the MRAP vehicle. The time from the initial needs statement in February 2006 to the first fielding of the first MRAPs was less than 18 months. This accelerated acquisition process provided tremendous benefits; however, it was not without its shortcomings. Were the shortcomings outweighed by the benefits in this particular program, and most importantly, will this accelerated acquisition procedure used serve as a model for future major military acquisition programs? Answering these questions is the major focus of this study.en_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.titleThe study of the rapid acquisition Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program and its impact on the warfighteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentProgram Management
dc.subject.authorMRAPen_US
dc.subject.authorMine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicleen_US
dc.subject.authorAccelerated Acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorRapid Acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorM-ATVen_US
dc.subject.authorMRAP All-Terrain Vehicleen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US


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