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Charting a Course for Change: Acquisition Theory and Practice for a Transforming Defense

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); Many in the Department of Defense associate the phase 'acquisition reform' with major policy and legislative initiatives of the past decade, for example, the shift away from reliance on military unique specifications and standards, the emphasis on teaming, the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act (FASA), and the Clinger-Cohen Act.' While we should never discount the significance of these measures, the view that the 1990s were the genesis of acquisition reform diminishes perspective of the long history of reform efforts linked to names such as Goldwater, Nichols, Grace, Carlucci, Packard, and Hoover, to name but a few.' Indeed, these efforts extend back in our history to the Continental Congress' attempts to reform the buying practices of General Washington's Army.' Considering this history, 'reform' may well be acquisition's defining theme.

Acquisition Research: The Foundation for Innovation

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); A close tie exists between defense acquisition practice and acquisition training.' Acquisition practice entails exercising skills and techniques in project management, contracting, logistics, test and evaluation, and other functional areas, while acquisition training imparts those skills and techniques.' Thus, training teaches the good practice of acquisition. Quite different sorts of connections exist between acquisition research and acquisition practice.' To be sure, research may support and inform practice, for example, with studies of how existing practices may be improved.' On the other hand, research may also challenge the status quo with investigations into questions such as whether current practices are adequate and whether some techniques should be jettisoned in favor of new skills.' Research also transcends practice in at least two ways.' First, to the extent that it touches acquisition policy, research informs development of the rules, regulations, statutes, and procedures that govern practice.' Second, and in our view more importantly, research may reshape our basic understanding of the definition of 'acquisition' itself.

Acquisition Research: The Foundation for Innovation

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); The NPS Acquisition Research Program's purposeful pursuit of 'big A Acquisition' research is evident in these Proceedings.' Disciplines and fields of study which are represented include contract management, project management, logistics and supply chain management, systems engineering, economics, public management and policy, financial management, information systems, and organizational behavior.' While research in a few other disciplines (e.g., personnel management) has yet to be tapped, the engagement of such a wide range of approaches represents, in our view, significant progress.

Implementing Coordinative Acquisition as a Viable Streamlined Acquisition Process in the Department of Defense (DoD): Will Contractors Participate

Charles B. Froemke; Jerry M. Tanner
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Sponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program); The purpose of this MBA Project is to discuss the use of the coordinative acquisition tool, which supports Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment (DAPA) recommendations calling for more streamlined acquisition architecture. Specifically, we conduct an analysis of the coordinative acquisition strategy as presented by Dr. Joseph P. Avery in his January 2006 presentation entitled, 'Coordinative Acquisition Strategies; Hyperswift Response to the Warfighter' as an acquisition tool used outside of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). We compare this method to DoD Directive 5000.1, DAPA, and other acquisition policies calling for acquisition cycle-time reduction and for a more simplified acquisition architecture. We also conduct a case study on the Rapid Identification Friend or Foe (RIFF) test kit prototype and develop lessons learned as it relates to DoD-wide implementation of coordinative acquisition as a viable streamlined acquisition tool for rapid acquisition of immature technologies necessary for warfighter support. We also discuss interviews with Government and industry representatives at all levels in order to better explore legal and ethical considerations of coordinative acquisition. Feedback from these interviews provides useful insight into industry's actual willingness to accept this form of acquisition for future projects within the DoD.

Volume I: Acquisition Research: The Foundation for Innovation

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); Accordingly, the year 2006 was especially significant for the NPS Acquisition Research Program in taking major strides toward expanding the program's reach in important ways to other institutions.' The number of research institutions participating as collaborators grew to 35 with the formation of a Virtual University Consortium.' Most noteworthy was, as mentioned above, our securing sponsorship from USD(AT&L) to fund research proposals selected from a nationwide call, or Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (copy available at www.acquisitionresearch.org).' We're truly excited at the prospects of receiving innovative and cutting edge proposals from the top minds around the country.' We trust that this new sponsorship will act like good seeds sown in fertile soil, yielding rich fruits of profitable acquisition research for many years to come.

Volume II: Acquisition Research: The Foundation for Innovation

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); Accordingly, the year 2006 was especially significant for the NPS Acquisition Research Program in taking major strides toward expanding the program's reach in important ways to other institutions.' The number of research institutions participating as collaborators grew to 35 with the formation of a Virtual University Consortium.' Most noteworthy was, as mentioned above, our securing sponsorship from USD(AT&L) to fund research proposals selected from a nationwide call, or Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) (copy available at www.acquisitionresearch.org).' We're truly excited at the prospects of receiving innovative and cutting edge proposals from the top minds around the country.' We trust that this new sponsorship will act like good seeds sown in fertile soil, yielding rich fruits of profitable acquisition research for many years to come.

Volume I: Acquisition Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); One hundred years ago, William H. Allen'of the then-newly founded Bureau of Municipal Research'issued a call in the Journal of Accountancy for '1,000 accountants for municipal research.' Allen's call followed the Bureau's early and remarkable successes, both in exposing waste and corruption in New York City's government as well as in devising and installing managerial systems for increased efficiency and transparency. History has not recorded the extent to which Allen's call for 1,000 accountants was answered. History has recorded, however, the very clear and significant contributions of his Bureau's work'particularly its research agenda'to the formation of the field of American Public Administration.[3] Thus, while Allen certainly perceived the potential contributions of administrative research, it's highly doubtful he could have imagined the development and maturation over the next century of this entirely new field of study in the US. Public Administration today includes hundreds of graduate degree programs, dozens of academic journals and conferences, and thousands of scholars. The objects of its study have expanded from municipal administration to include federal, state, international...

Volume II: Acquisition Research: Creating Synergy for Informed Change

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); One hundred years ago, William H. Allen'of the then-newly founded Bureau of Municipal Research'issued a call in the Journal of Accountancy for '1,000 accountants for municipal research.' Allen's call followed the Bureau's early and remarkable successes, both in exposing waste and corruption in New York City's government as well as in devising and installing managerial systems for increased efficiency and transparency. History has not recorded the extent to which Allen's call for 1,000 accountants was answered. History has recorded, however, the very clear and significant contributions of his Bureau's work'particularly its research agenda'to the formation of the field of American Public Administration.[3] Thus, while Allen certainly perceived the potential contributions of administrative research, it's highly doubtful he could have imagined the development and maturation over the next century of this entirely new field of study in the US. Public Administration today includes hundreds of graduate degree programs, dozens of academic journals and conferences, and thousands of scholars. The objects of its study have expanded from municipal administration to include federal, state, international...

Volume I: Defense Acquisition in Transition

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); For the first time in recent memory, acquisition reform has emerged as a significant topic in Presidential discourse. While procurement surfaced occasionally as a second-tier issue in last fall's debates, its importance has increased considerably in the current economic crisis. The massive federal spending of recent months has highlighted the need for cost-savings elsewhere, and the President has announced acquisition reform as a priority of his Administration to help achieve those savings.

Volume II: Defense Acquisition in Transition

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); For the first time in recent memory, acquisition reform has emerged as a significant topic in Presidential discourse. While procurement surfaced occasionally as a second-tier issue in last fall's debates, its importance has increased considerably in the current economic crisis. The massive federal spending of recent months has highlighted the need for cost-savings elsewhere, and the President has announced acquisition reform as a priority of his Administration to help achieve those savings.

Proceedings of the 7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium; Wednesday, Volume I

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); One needs no powers of prophecy to predict that perilous economic times lie ahead for our nation and the rest of the world. While uncertainty surrounds the global economic crisis'how long it will last, for example, and whether conditions will worsen further before they improve'there can be little doubt that national budgets for defense acquisition will experience considerable pressure and quite possibly decline in the coming years. Under such conditions, we may be tempted either to accept with fatalism some reduced level of expectations for acquisition outcomes or, alternatively, to embrace trite exhortations to do more with less. Neither of these is, of course, a tenable position for serious scholars of acquisition. Rather, we ought to continue to seek the best possible understanding of acquisition that will lead to the best possible outcomes given available resources. This entails continued work on what Don Kettl has termed the 'smart buyer' problem: knowing what to buy, who to buy it from, and how to assess its quality.

Proceedings of the 7th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium; Thursday, Volume II

NPS Acquisition Research Program
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); One needs no powers of prophecy to predict that perilous economic times lie ahead for our nation and the rest of the world. While uncertainty surrounds the global economic crisis'how long it will last, for example, and whether conditions will worsen further before they improve'there can be little doubt that national budgets for defense acquisition will experience considerable pressure and quite possibly decline in the coming years. Under such conditions, we may be tempted either to accept with fatalism some reduced level of expectations for acquisition outcomes or, alternatively, to embrace trite exhortations to do more with less. Neither of these is, of course, a tenable position for serious scholars of acquisition. Rather, we ought to continue to seek the best possible understanding of acquisition that will lead to the best possible outcomes given available resources. This entails continued work on what Don Kettl has termed the 'smart buyer' problem: knowing what to buy, who to buy it from, and how to assess its quality.

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium; Volume I

Wednesday Proceedings
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); During his internship with the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy in June 2010, U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chase Lane surveyed the activities of the Naval Postgraduate School's Acquisition Research Program in its first seven years. The sheer volume of research products'almost 600 published papers (e.g., technical reports, journal articles, theses)'indicates the extent to which the depth and breadth of acquisition research has increased during these years. Over 300 authors contributed to these works, which means that the pool of those who have had significant intellectual engagement with acquisition issues has increased substantially. The broad range of research topics includes acquisition reform, defense industry, fielding, contracting, interoperability, organizational behavior, risk management, cost estimating, and many others. Approaches range from conceptual and exploratory studies to develop propositions about various aspects of acquisition, to applied and statistical analyses to test specific hypotheses. Methodologies include case studies, modeling, surveys, and experiments. On the whole, such findings make us both grateful for the ARP's progress to date, and hopeful that this progress in research will lead to substantive improvements in the DoDs acquisition outcomes. As pragmatists...

Proceedings of the 8th Annual Acquisition Research Symposium; Volume II

Thursday Proceedings
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); During his internship with the Graduate School of Business & Public Policy in June 2010, U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Chase Lane surveyed the activities of the Naval Postgraduate School's Acquisition Research Program in its first seven years. The sheer volume of research products'almost 600 published papers (e.g., technical reports, journal articles, theses)'indicates the extent to which the depth and breadth of acquisition research has increased during these years. Over 300 authors contributed to these works, which means that the pool of those who have had significant intellectual engagement with acquisition issues has increased substantially. The broad range of research topics includes acquisition reform, defense industry, fielding, contracting, interoperability, organizational behavior, risk management, cost estimating, and many others. Approaches range from conceptual and exploratory studies to develop propositions about various aspects of acquisition, to applied and statistical analyses to test specific hypotheses. Methodologies include case studies, modeling, surveys, and experiments. On the whole, such findings make us both grateful for the ARPs progress to date, and hopeful that this progress in research will lead to substantive improvements in the DoDs acquisition outcomes. As pragmatists...

Implementing coordinative acquisition as a viable streamlined acquisition process in the Department of Defense (DoD): will contractors participate?

Froemke, Charles B.; Tanner, Jerry M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 71 p. : col. ill.; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA Project is to discuss the use of the coordinative acquisition tool, which supports Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment (DAPA) recommendations calling for more streamlined acquisition architecture. Specifically, we conduct an analysis of the coordinative acquisition strategy as presented by Dr. Joseph P. Avery in his January 2006 presentation entitled, "Coordinative Acquisition Strategies; Hyperswift Response to the Warfighter" as an acquisition tool used outside of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). We compare this method to DoD Directive 5000.1, DAPA, and other acquisition policies calling for acquisition cycle-time reduction and for a more simplified acquisition architecture. We also conduct a case study on the Rapid Identification Friend or Foe (RIFF) test kit prototype and develop lessons learned as it relates to DoD-wide implementation of coordinative acquisition as a viable streamlined acquisition tool for rapid acquisition of immature technologies necessary for warfighter support. We also discuss interviews with Government and industry representatives at all levels in order to better explore legal and ethical considerations of coordinative acquisition. Feedback from these interviews provides useful insight into industry's actual willingness to accept this form of acquisition for future projects within the DoD.; US Air Force (USAF) authors.

An Empirical Study of the United States Navy's Management and Oversight of Services Acquisition

Ernuel Miranda; Robert McMaster
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Sponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program); The Department of Defense is spending an ever-increasing amount on support for the operation of Continental United States (CONUS) installations. The purpose of this MBA project is to provide a comprehensive overview of how service acquisitions are managed for United States Navy installations. This project will discuss the process of gathering empirical data from a web-based survey created from a previous MBA project (Compton & Meinshausen, 2007) that will be distributed as a tasker from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. This survey was conducted between June and July 2008 and covered 87% of the installations found on the regional commands'' websites. Also, this MBA project will compare the survey results with the concerns of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in the area of service acquisition management. The results of this research demonstrate that the majority of the contracts issued at Navy installations are competitive, firm fixed-price, and without incentives. The project team approach is used on half of the services contracts awarded for installation services. Additionally, personnel assigned to monitor installation service contracts are only minimally trained...

An Integrated Portfolio Management approach to weapon System Investments Could Improve DoD's Acquisition Outcomes

Katherine Schinasi
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Symposium Presentation (for Acquisition Research Program); Symposium Presentation; Acquisition Research Program

Shaping the Navy's Acquisition Workforce

Brendan Hogan; Louis Lockley; Douglas Thompson
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Sponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program); The 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.; Acquisition Research Program

System Definition-Enabled Acquisition (SDEA)'A Concept for Defining Requirements for Applying Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to the Acquisition of DoD Complex Systems

Paul Montgomery; Ron Carlson; John Quartuccio
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
Tipo: Relatório
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Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program); The complexity of designing and acquiring weapons systems continues to increase due to highly integrated system architectures, rapid technology evolution, and emergence of highly diverse set of missions. The imperatives of system-of-systems integration and interoperability further complicate the system acquisition process. These challenges continue to frustrate completing the acquisition of systems within time and budget goals. The acquisition process is currently aligned to a DoD 5000/WSARA model which tends to be oversight-driven, but this process needs to be underpinned with a robust and dynamic systems engineering enterprise that includes repeatable and quantifiable design-driven processes and metrics in order to cope with complexity and a less experienced workforce. This paper discusses a concept for an engineering system that is tightly coupled to the acquisition process to (1) reduce acquisition time, (2) reduce risks in achieving system integration and interoperability objectives, (3) controls total ownership costs, (4) informs industry in the development of a system definition-enabled acquisition set of tools, processes, or products that are emerging in the model-based systems engineering community...

System Definition-Enabled Acquisition (SDEA)'A Concept for Defining Requirements for Applying Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to the Acquisition of DoD Complex Systems

Paul Montgomery; Ron Carlson; John Quartuccio
Fonte: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval Publicador: Escola de Pós-Graduação Naval
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Symposium Presentation (for Acquisition Research Program); symposium presentation; Acquisition Research Program