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dc.contributor.advisorTick, Simona
dc.contributor.advisorNussbaum, Daniel A.
dc.contributor.authorDemersseman, Earl J.
dc.contributor.authorMack, Andrew D.
dc.contributor.authorWitherill, Michael A.
dc.dateJune 2014
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:17:35Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:17:35Z
dc.date.issued2014-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42608
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis MBA project conducts a comparative analysis of the Experimental Forward Operating Base (ExFOB) accelerated acquisition process created in 2009 to address the Marine Corps’ reliance on liquid fuel for expeditionary operations. This project examines the effectiveness of the ExFOB process in comparison with other acquisition processes to evaluate the ExFOB effectiveness toward reducing expeditionary energy use, and to identify the ExFOB’s value added to the Marine Corps. The findings of this study show that by accelerating selection, test, and evaluation processes, ExFOB has reduced the acquisition time of four energy-saving technologies, generating savings of approximately one year off of the two-year commercial off-the-shelf process. The fuel saved by ExFOB’s accelerated process and the capabilities ExFOB has evaluated have the potential to reduce expeditionary energy use by approximately 26 percent by 2016 and keep the Marine Corps on track to meet its 2025 goal. These improvements to the acquisition timeline and expeditionary capabilities of the Marine Corps, coupled with the value added, demonstrate that the ExFOB is instrumental in helping the Marine Corps improve its ability to conduct operations from the sea.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anoperationaluti1094542608
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.titleAn operational utility assessment: measuring the effectiveness of the experimental forward operating base programen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorUnited States Marine Corpsen_US
dc.subject.authorUSMCen_US
dc.subject.authorexperimental forward operating baseen_US
dc.subject.authorExFOBen_US
dc.subject.authorexpeditionary energyen_US
dc.subject.authorrapid acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authortraditional acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorrapid equipping forceen_US
dc.subject.authorREFen_US
dc.subject.authorGround Renewable Expeditionary Energy Network Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorGREENSen_US
dc.subject.authorSolar Portable Alternative Communications Energy Systemen_US
dc.subject.authorSPACESen_US
dc.subject.authorurgent universal needs statementen_US
dc.subject.authorUUNSen_US
dc.subject.authorvalue added analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorrequirementsen_US
dc.subject.authorresourcingen_US
dc.subject.authorcommercial off-the-shelfen_US
dc.subject.authorCOTSen_US
dc.subject.authoraccelerateen_US
dc.subject.authorE2O.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navy;Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy;Lieutenant 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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