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dc.contributor.authorApte, Aruna U.
dc.contributor.authorApte, Uday
dc.contributor.authorRendon, Rene G.
dc.date2008
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T16:58:47Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T16:58:47Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/442
dc.descriptionAcquisition research (Graduate School of Business & Public Policy)en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents the results of our ongoing research on the management of services acquisition in the Department of Defense. In this empirical study we developed and used a web-based survey to collect data on the acquisition strategy, procurement methods, and contract types used at Air Force and Navy installations. Specifically, we studied the current management practices in such areas as life cycle approach, project management, organization/management structure, and training provided to services acquisition personnel. We find that the majority of the services contracts awarded and administered conformed to our expectation. For example, most service contracts are competitively bid, fixed-priced awards without any type of contract incentive. However, we found that the Air Force and Navy use different contracting approaches--specifically in the areas of organizational level of acquisition offices (regional versus installation), the use of project teams, leaders of the acquisition effort (program personnel versus contracting officers), and managers of the services requirement (program personnel, contracting officers, and customer organizations). We analyzed the implications and impact of different approaches on the effectiveness of the contract management process and make recommendations on improving the management of services acquisition in the Department of Defense.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 36 p.: ill.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleManaging the services supply chain in the Department of Defense: an empirical study of current management practicesen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorProject managementen_US
dc.identifier.oclcocn318065304
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-AM-08-137
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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