Accession Number : ADA112680


Title :   Improving the Defense Acquisition System and Reducing System Costs


Corporate Author : OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Puritano, Vincent ; Berenson, Paul J


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA112680


Report Date : 30 Mar 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 321


Abstract : The Deputy Secretary of Defense memorandum initiated a 30-day DoD effort to identify and assess options for major improvements in the acquisition process and to make recommendations by 30 March 1981. The memorandum requested specific, workable recommendations that would provide immediate improvements, as well as longer term actions where necessary. The priority objectives of the effort are to reduce acquisition cost, reduce acquisition time, increase program stability, and assure integration of acquisition systems decisions with PPBS decisions. The overall goal is to assure we are buying adequate quantities of high priority operationally useful systems, while eliminating low priority programs. The options and recommendations developed were to be consistent with: (1) Increased participatory management involving the Services and the Secretary of Defense staff, working together; (2) Integration of improved long-range planning into acquisition decisions; and (3) Increasing industrial preparedness which is being separately addressed.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *COST EFFECTIVENESS , *MILITARY PROCUREMENT , DECISION MAKING , DEFENSE PLANNING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , EFFICIENCY , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , LONG RANGE(TIME) , OPTIMIZATION , PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , POLICIES , SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE