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dc.contributor.authorRendon, Rene G.
dc.contributor.otherPEO IWS 7.0.
dc.date2006
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:01:25Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/583
dc.description.abstractThis research paper explores the use of the modular open systems approach (MOSA) as a method for implementing an evolutionary acquisition strategy and investigates the implications of using the MOSA on the contracting process. First, a background on evolutionary acquisition is presented from a perspective of current DoD acquisition regulations. Next, basic concepts of open systems are discussed, along with applications of the open systems approach to defense systems development and acquisition. The implications of using a modular open systems approach on the contracting process is then presented, with a focused discussion on the various contracting activities and documents related to each phase of the contracting process. The report uses the generally accepted phases of the contracting process--procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract closeout to discuss the contracting activities and documents that should be affected by using a modular open systems approach. Additionally, a brief highlight of intellectual property issues is provided, along with a review of the applicable major regulatory provisions. The research concludes with the identification of the characteristics of a successful MOSA program procurement and resulting contract and provides areas for further study. p. i.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 111 p.: col. ill.;28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleUsing a modular open systems approach in Defense Acquisitions: implications for the contracting processen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.schoolGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.identifier.oclcocm64663818
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-GSBPP-06-007
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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