Reports and Technical Reports
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From market to clan: how organizational control affects trust in defense acquisition
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005-06-30); NPS-AM-05-010
Military acquisition relies upon industry for new product development, but market organizational control is not recommended for knowledge-intensive work. Unfortunately, increasing hierarchy-control mechanisms, such as ...
Spiral development: a perspective
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005); NPS-AM-05-011
Many view the Department of Defense's acquisition process as ripe for repair. Shortcomings of predominantly used acquisition approaches, such as the Block approach or Pre-planned Product Improvement (P3I) to fulfill system ...
Acquisition research: the foundation for innovation, May 18- 19, 2005
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2005); NPS-AM-05-004
Engagement versus disengagement: how structural & commercially-based regulatory changes have increased government risks in Federal Acquisitions
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004); NPS-AM-05-001
The purpose of this working paper is to highlight the challenges and associated risks Federal contracting officers face while conducting business under commerciallybased contracting legislation and, with concurrent ...
The Yoder Three-tier Model for Optimal Planning and Execution of Contingency Contracting
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004); NPS-AM-05-002
Contingency efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and several other countries in the last few years have been subjected to close scrutiny and critique. Contingency Contracting operations are increasingly the major source of ...
Reduction of total ownership cost
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2003); NPS-AM-03-004
Total Ownership Cost (TOC) is the current initiative to manage costs over the entire life cycle of a weapon system. There are several major categories of costs that contribute to Total Ownership Cost but the principal ...
Using the systems engineering process to balance the interdependence of mission capability, operations and support costs and system utility rates: What's T&E's role
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate SchoolGraduate School of Business and Public Policy, 2004); NPS-AM-04-022
The following article is taken as an excerpt from the proceedings of the annual Acquisition Research Program. This annual event showcases the research projects funded through the Acquisition Research Program at the Graduate ...
The impact of software support on system total ownership cost
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004); NPS-AM-04-007
The software component of our increasingly high-technology weapons systems provides the capabilities and lethality desired for our forces, but is potentially devastating to our ability to cost-effectively maintain their ...
Business case analysis and contractor vs. organic support: a first-principles view
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004); NPS-AM-04-013
The Business Case Analysis (BCA) is regarded as a highly-useful management tool. BCAs are mandatory, among other things, for formulating Product Support Strategies (PSSs) in the development of major systems. While defense ...
Proceedings of the First Annual Acquisition Research Symposium: Charting a course for change: acquisition theory and practice for a transforming defense.
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2004); NPS-AM-04-005
Many in the Department of Defense associate the phase acquisition reform with major policy and legislative initiatives of the past decade, for example, the shift away from reliance on military unique specifications and ...