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dc.contributor.advisorMatthews, David F.
dc.contributor.advisorPrueitt, George C.
dc.contributor.authorPena, Sergio.
dc.dateMarch 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-13T22:06:18Z
dc.date.available2013-08-13T22:06:18Z
dc.date.issued1995-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/35070
dc.description.abstractThis purpose of this thesis is to inform the acquisition community of the growing concern about the dependence upon foreign sources for both components and technologies used to produce Army missile systems. The extent of foreign-source use is unknown, due to the lack of data. In spite of America's recent economic gains, foreign-source dependencies may be increasing. Research suggests that the foreign-dependency issue receives lower-priority attention at both the national and the program management levels. The new threat environment and the rise of industrial globalization increase the risks associated with foreign-source dependencies. Failing to manage foreign-source dependencies can cause production stoppages in an emergency, and the loss of the technological superiority of U.S. weaponry. Program Managers are required to manage their systems' foreign-source dependencies, but they are often unaware of foreign-source use until problems occur, nor are they provided with adequate resources to manage this area. The foreign- dependency issue was examined from the points of view of economists, the Government and industry. Interviews of program management officials and a survey of lower-tier vendors were conducted to substantiate trends noted in the literature review. Proposed evaluation methodologies, foreign-dependency causes, and solutions were reviewed.en_US
dc.format.extent149 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_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.titleEvaluating foreign-source dependencies in U.S. Army missile system productionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Acquisition Management
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Army (USA) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Systems Acquisition Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Acquisition Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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