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Maintaining the Army's "Smart Buyer" capability in a period of downsizing, Kenneth Horn [and others]

Label
Maintaining the Army's "Smart Buyer" capability in a period of downsizing
Title
Maintaining the Army's "Smart Buyer" capability in a period of downsizing
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Horn [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, the Army possesses a competent "smart buyer" (SB) capability. But unless corrective measures are taken shortly, the effect of downsizing the federal government workforce may undermine the Army's future SB capability. This white paper sets out to identify what is needed to counteract the effect of personnel downsizing through changes/efficiencies in the SB capability and workforce. Arroyo Center research over the last several years has found three ingredients required to provide a good SB capability: (1) a collaborative research environment, (2) communications with users, and (3) a cadre of talented and trained technical staff. Providing the first ingredient will entail implementing new ways of doing business using acquisition-reform initiatives that permit leveraging of the other services and government agencies and partnering with industry. Providing the second might entail developing organizational realignments that allow close two-way SB communications. To provide the third, the Army should exploit the full range of recruiting tools to attract the most promising candidates, implement career development opportunities to ensure that employees can perform the SB function, and create influences to encourage talented and promising SBs to stay
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Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • UC263
  • U393.5
LC item number
  • .M267 1999
  • .M22 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Arroyo Center
  • Rand Corporation
  • Horn, Kenneth P.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
Label
Maintaining the Army's "Smart Buyer" capability in a period of downsizing, Kenneth Horn [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "White Paper"
  • "Conducted within the RAND Arroyo Center's Force Development and Technology Program"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 17)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
17 pages
Lccn
99234490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41673145
  • (OCoLC)ocm41673145
Label
Maintaining the Army's "Smart Buyer" capability in a period of downsizing, Kenneth Horn [and others]
Publication
Note
  • "White Paper"
  • "Conducted within the RAND Arroyo Center's Force Development and Technology Program"--Preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 17)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
17 pages
Lccn
99234490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41673145
  • (OCoLC)ocm41673145

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