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dc.contributor.advisorNaegle, Brad R.
dc.contributor.advisorBonavito, Nino L., U.S. Dept of the Army
dc.contributor.authorStortstrom, John C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-26T19:20:42Z
dc.date.available2018-10-26T19:20:42Z
dc.date.issued2018-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/60351
dc.descriptionApproved for public release. distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis research report provides a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT) analysis of the Javelin anti-tank weapon system program’s adherence to our Better Buying Power (BBP) best practices. This report used the BBP mandates as a standard to judge and analyze the Javelin program. The history and development of both Javelin and the BBP were thoroughly researched, and the efficacy of the BBP mandates was explored by comparison to real-world acquisition. It was found that the Javelin program’s internal strength is its highly successful implementation of performance-based logistics. An internal weakness is its overdependence on large contractors in lieu of increasing opportunities for small businesses. The current environment has provided the opportunity for Foreign Military Sales and the Javelin’s exportability has been able to take great advantage of these sales. The current outside environment, however, threatens the program; the marketplace lacks competitive small businesses, which hampers effective competition. The current environment has seen increasingly effective countermeasures on competitor nations’ armored vehicles. This threatens the Javelin’s overmatch capabilities. Past programs can provide today’s acquisition workforce with applicable lessons learned. Our current BBP initiatives do provide real-world benefits.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/abetterbuyingpow1094560351
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleA BETTER BUYING POWER ANALYSIS OF THE JAVELIN PROGRAMen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorBetter Buying Poweren_US
dc.subject.authorJavelinen_US
dc.subject.authoranti-tanken_US
dc.subject.authoracquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorprogramen_US
dc.subject.authorbest practicesen_US
dc.subject.authorhistoricalen_US
dc.subject.authorSWOTen_US
dc.subject.authoranalysisen_US
dc.subject.authorperformance-based logisticsen_US
dc.subject.authorstrengthsen_US
dc.subject.authorweaknessesen_US
dc.subject.authoropportunitiesen_US
dc.subject.authorthreatsen_US
dc.description.serviceCivilian, Department of the Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Program Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineProgram Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.thesisid26522


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