Accession Number : ADA567363


Title :   The Evolution of the Contract Type Used in Defense Acquisition with a Focus on Major Defense Weapon Systems


Descriptive Note : MBA professional rept.


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Quinn, Douglas M ; Choe, Chinyong


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA567363


Report Date : Sep 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 109


Abstract : The goal in this project was to research and write an historical overview of the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition policy toward preference in a particular contract type. Major milestones and representative case studies were reviewed that challenge the current acquisition policy in regard to the type of contract selected for major defense weapon systems. In this project, historical and analytical accounts of the defense acquisition process are provided for major weapon systems from 1947 to present. Significant changes were examined to acquisition policies to show any possible trends. Major studies were conducted to determine what factors contribute to policy changes associated with noteworthy cases involving major weapon systems. By highlighting trends and making insightful observations, we hope to provide acquisition professionals who work with major weapon systems with greater perspective and context on the debate over the most appropriate contract type for use in major weapon systems.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , CASE STUDIES , CONTRACTS , COSTS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , HISTORY , MODIFICATION , PATTERNS , POLICIES


Subject Categories : Defense Systems
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE