Accession Number : ADA499414


Title :   Processes Asunder: Acquisition & Planning Misfits


Descriptive Note : Strategy Research Project


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Smith, Cherie A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a499414.pdf


Report Date : 26 Mar 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : This paper will examine the current effects on transformational Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) information systems from acquisition through their implementation and assess the capability to build, acquire and field these complex systems using current Army and DoD policy and guidance. It will explore the constructs behind transformational COTS programs and the impediments to success. Analysis will include an assessment of Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) schedule impacts due to redundant reviews, discuss pros and cons of the Business Transformation Agency and provide recommendations for program managers and leadership for streamlining the process.


Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , *OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT , LEADERSHIP , IMPACT , TRANSFORMATIONS , ARMY , COMMERCE , REDUNDANCY , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ACQUISITION , SCHEDULING


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE