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dc.contributor.advisorFerrer, Geraldo
dc.contributor.advisorNeuman, James
dc.contributor.authorLaptew, Walter
dc.contributor.authorRogers, DeAundrae
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Jason
dc.dateDec-13
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-18T23:39:05Z
dc.date.available2014-02-18T23:39:05Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38967
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Naval Expeditionary Combat Command procured the riverine command boat (RCB) under a General Services Administration multiple-award schedule contract. Four factors made this acquisition successful. First, an urgent requirement was identified. The global war on terrorism precipitated the need for a fast, maneuverable, highly lethal, and globally deployable naval riverine craft. Second was the ready availability of a proven commercial product; the RCB is a successful Swedish product. Third, the cost was within a procurement threshold that allowed its rapid acquisition. Fourth, funding was available. The approvals of the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2003 and the Ronald Reagan NDAA for fiscal year 2005 were the key legislative elements that enabled the RCBs swift acquisition, relaxed procurement restrictions, and allowed warfighters access to systems such as the RCB. Though this procurement satisfied immediate naval requirements, readiness shortfalls later revealed that the acquisition had failed to address the life-cycle management of maintenance and sustainability. This MBA project analyzes shortfalls in the process used to acquire the RCB and recommends improvements in life-cycle management, as it pertains to acquisition, maintenance, and sustainability.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.titleImproving rapid acquisition: a review of the riverine command boat procurementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorrapid acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorriverine command boaten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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