Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Acquisition Research Symposium, Thursday Sessions Volume II. Acquisition Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change; May 13-14, 2015
Graduate School of Business & Public Policy
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Many people within large enterprises rely on up to four Web-based or mobile devices for their daily work routines—personal computer, tablet, and personal and work-specific smartphones. Our research is directed at identifying, tracking, and analyzing software component costs and cost reduction opportunities within the acquisition life cycle of open architecture (OA) systems for such Web-based and mobile devices. These systems are subject to different intellectual property license and cybersecurity requirements. Our research goal is to create a new approach to address challenges in the acquisition of software systems for Web-based or mobile devices used within academic, business, or government enterprises. Acquisition personnel in such enterprises will increasingly be called on to review and approve choices between functionally similar open source software (OSS) components, and commercially priced closed source software (CSS) components, to be used in the design, implementation, deployment, and evolution of secure OA systems. We seek to make this a simpler, more transparent, and more tractable process. Finally, this acquisition research supports and advances a public purpose by investigating acquisition challenges arising from the adoption and deployment of secure OA software systems for Web-based or mobile devices.
Disclaimer: The views represented in this report are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy position of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the federal government.The research presented in this report was supported by the Acquisition Research Program of the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School.
NPS Report NumberNPS-AM-15-005
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