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dc.contributor.authorDew, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Ira
dc.date2009
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:01:33Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:01:33Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/626
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we outline an analysis of DoD (US Department of Defense) contracting of private military firms (PMFs) in an expeditionary context. The paper makes two contributions to research on this topic. First, we outline a general model of how DoD acquisition skills and organization integration capabilities affect the contribution of PMFs to mission performance. Second, we address risk management in PMF contracting by outlining a spectrum of control mechanisms. As PMF management is clearly not the sole job of the acquisition community, we argue that DoD policy-makers should rethink how the department might change itself in order to integrate PMF services more effectively and efficiently.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 45 p.: ill.;28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.titleThe evolving private military sector: toward a framework for effective DoD contracting / by Nicholas Dew and Ira Lewis.en_US
dc.typeReporten_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.subject.authorPrivate security servicesen_US
dc.identifier.oclcocn607365264
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-GSBPP-09-017


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