Accession Number : ADA274729


Title :   Report of the Defense Science Board on Use of Commercial Components in Military Equipment


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA274729


Report Date : JUN 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : The Task Force found that, despite overwhelming verbal support, movement toward greater use of commercial products and practices has been slow. Well intentioned reform in legislation and regulation, increased oversight and audit, continued expansion of administrative burden, and increased risk of civil and criminal liability have combined to make Defense procurement more and more discordant with commercial practices. To overcome this slide away from commercial products and buying practices, the Task Force recommends that the Secretary make commercial acquisition the 'flag ship' of procurement reform.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY EQUIPMENT , *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , ACQUISITION , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , PRODUCTION , TASK FORCES


Subject Categories : LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE