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A case study: Acquisition Reform and the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) program

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Authors
McKinley, Kenneth W.
Subjects
acquisition reform
major weapon systems
acquisition stremling
Advisors
Cuskey, Jeffrey R.
Lamm, David V.
Date of Issue
2000-06
Date
June, 2000
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
Defense Acquisition Pilot Programs (DAPPs) were established to jump- start the initiatives outlined in the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA) of 1994. DAPPs were provided legislative authority to implement the provisions of FASA before they were published in regulations, authority to use the commercial item exemptions for non-commercial items and were also given expedited deviation authority from the FAR/DFARS and the DOD 5000 series regulations. The Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) was designated a pilot program by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Reform. The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) acquisition and describe, if any, the results of acquisition reform on program effectiveness, cost, schedule, and performance. Eleven metrics were established by the JPATS program and then measured against established baseline programs to derive quantitative savings attributed to implementing acquisition reform. An analysis of those metrics concludes acquisition reform is having mixed results on this program. Only two measures seem successful indicators of acquisition reform, while the remaining nine seem to indicate more success is being realized from applying acquisition program management reform efforts highlighted in DOD directives than statutory and regulatory relief provided DAPPs.
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Department
Systems Management
Organization
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
xiv, 106 p.;28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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