Accession Number : ADA509033


Title :   Assessing Contract Management Maturity: U.S. Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Contracting Center, Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal


Descriptive Note : Joint applied project


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Puma, Kevin P. ; Scherr, Beth A.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA509033


Report Date : SEP 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : This Joint Applied Project assesses the maturity levels of the contracting processes capabilities at the Joint Munitions & Lethality (JM&L) Contracting Center, located at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey by applying the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM). The JM&L Contracting Center is one of the Army's six major contracting commands under the Army Contracting Command. As a metric to measure the results of the CMMM, an analysis of the results of recent Procurement Management Reviews has been completed to determine whether the outcomes are consistent with the finding of the CMMM. Additionally, survey participants have been questioned to determine their opinions as to the reasons for reported strengths and weaknesses, as well as, suggested methodologies for improvement. Finally, these responses have been evaluated to provide opportunities to leverage best practices and knowledge sharing at both the JM&L Contracting Center and potentially with other centers within the Army Contracting Command. The successful application of the assessment tool and appropriate analysis provides an effective way to identify unique challenges and expose opportunities to improve the organization's contracting processes.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , ARMY PROCUREMENT , METRICS , MODELS


Subject Categories : ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
      LOGISTICS, MILITARY FACILITIES AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE