The Resource Facilitating effective reform in Army acquisition, James N. Dertouzos [and others]

Facilitating effective reform in Army acquisition, James N. Dertouzos [and others]

Label
Facilitating effective reform in Army acquisition
Title
Facilitating effective reform in Army acquisition
Statement of responsibility
James N. Dertouzos [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This documented briefing examines both the acceptance/progress of current acquisition reform efforts and the factors affecting the support for these efforts within the Army's acquisition work force. Acquisition reform, in this context, is limited to three initiatives: (1) the discontinued use of military specifications and standards, (2) the use of integrated product teams (IPTs), and (3) greater use of government-industry "partnerships" in the procurement process. The data used in this study were gathered through detailed interviews with and surveys of acquisition personnel in the military, government, and private sectors. Although milspec and standard reform have strong support within the work force, the data suggest that resistance to reform efforts is largely related to one's functional domain within the work force. In general, beliefs about how eliminating milspecs and standards affect product quality, life-cycle costs, and current program costs were the most important predictor of whether or not a worker "supported" the elimination. Support is also strong for greater use of IPTs within the acquisition process, although there is much room for improvement in implementing them. Finally, greater cooperation--in the form of "partnerships"--With industry is supported within the acquisition work force. However, the full use of partnerships has been hampered by significant organizational and process barriers. Chief among these are a lack of trust between government and industry, inflexible requirements, functional resistance, and inadequate past performance data. Overcoming these factors may rely greatly on the success of th
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • UC263
  • T1
LC item number
  • .F315 1998
  • .R21 DB-233
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • United States
  • Arroyo Center
  • Rand Corporation
  • Dertouzos, James N.
Series statement
Documented briefing
Series volume
DB-233-A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
Label
Facilitating effective reform in Army acquisition, James N. Dertouzos [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "Arroyo Center."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 46 pages
Isbn
9780833025906
Lccn
99168189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40254736
  • (OCoLC)ocm40254736
Label
Facilitating effective reform in Army acquisition, James N. Dertouzos [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "Prepared for the United States Army."
  • "Arroyo Center."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
iii, 46 pages
Isbn
9780833025906
Lccn
99168189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40254736
  • (OCoLC)ocm40254736

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