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dc.contributor.advisorHayes-Roth, Rick
dc.contributor.authorFerrel, Tyrone H.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:42:47Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:42:47Z
dc.date.issued2009-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4717
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractOver budget, behind schedule, and underperforming information technology acquisition programs plague not only the USMC, but almost all government agencies and many private sector entities as well. Causes of this crisis abound and one cannot easily or narrowly define them because of their seemingly disparate and far-reaching nature. This thesis first defines what truly constitutes an acquisition program's success versus its failure and then analyzes general causes of project failure, focusing on lack of both value and timeliness. Rapid, value-based, evolutionary acquisition (RVEA) is introduced as an improved acquisition method compliant with current government rules and regulations that could help reduce the causes of such failure. RVEA focuses on the characteristics of user-defined value, cyclic rapidity, and continual improvement through systematic evolution. The foundation of these attributes is comprehensively described in a comparison with the ideals found in the process of attaining information superiority. The thesis concludes with recommendations for acquisition action officers through a discussion of RVEA's application to the potential acquisition of a Tactical Service Oriented Architecture for the USMC.en_US
dc.format.extentxvi, 81 p. ;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, is not copyrighted in the U.S.en_US
dc.subject.lcshProject managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshArchitectureen_US
dc.titleRapid, value-based, evolutionary acquisition and its application to a USMC tactical service orientated architectureen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderOros, Carl
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentInformation Technology Management
dc.description.serviceUS Marine Corps (USMC) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc424657103
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineInformation Technology Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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