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dc.contributor.advisorLundgren, Bryan C.
dc.contributor.advisorEitelberg, Mark J.
dc.contributor.authorHogan, Brendan
dc.contributor.authorLockley, Louis
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Douglas
dc.date12-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-30T23:15:56Z
dc.date.available2012-07-30T23:15:56Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7359
dc.descriptionMBA Professional Reporten_US
dc.description.abstractThe Navy's acquisition workforce is at a crossroads. Force reductions caused the current problems of numerous personnel nearing retirement eligibility, insufficient end-strength to meet the current contracting landscape, and an overreliance on contractors. In response to these challenges, Congress enacted legislation increasing the size of the workforce and emphasizing strategic human capital planning. The present study seeks to determine how effectively the Navy's human capital initiatives provide the appropriate end-strength to accomplish the acquisition mission. Researchers utilized the Inventory Projection Model created by RAND to determine the potential effects of selected economic and policy factors on future workforce end-strength. The model relies on a scenario-based approach to predict the impact of such factors by varying input rates for hiring and attrition. Study results suggest that certain economic or policy changes could have a significant impact on personnel recruitment or attrition behaviors. The Navy's current initiatives are determined to be effective. However, increased personnel attrition, either through economic improvement or policy shifts, could cause an end-strength shortfall. Expanded use of the model is recommended to assist in estimating the potential effects of various economic and policy factors on the future shape of the acquisition workforce.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/shapingnavysacqu109457359
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.titleShaping the Navy's Acquisition Workforceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness Administration
dc.subject.authorDefense Acquisitionen_US
dc.subject.authorAcquisition Workforceen_US
dc.subject.authorProjection Modelingen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navy,Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy,Lieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineResource Management—Defense Focusen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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