Accession Number : ADA609831


Title :   Identifying and Eliminating Barriers Faced by Nontraditional Department of Defense Suppliers


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Cox, Amy G ; Moore, Nancy Y ; Grammich, Clifford A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA609831


Report Date : Jan 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 76


Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) seeks innovative technologies to help it stay on the cutting edge of warfare and identify new ways to reduce its total costs. Many suppliers with prospective cutting-edge goods and services for DoD may be new to the defense marketplace and may face challenges to successfully entering it. The possible challenges that nontraditional suppliers may have in contracting with DoD led Congress to request, in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year (FY) 2011, that the Secretary of Defense review barriers to firms that are not traditional suppliers to the Department of Defense wishing to contract with the Department of Defense and develop a set of recommendations on the elimination of such barriers (Public Law 111-383, 2011). DoD, in turn, authorized RAND to undertake this review. Our goal in responding to Congress s request is to review what has been found previously about barriers to nontraditional suppliers, augment this with anonymous input from suppliers, and identify any steps Congress and DoD can take to address these barriers.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY SUPPLIES , BARRIERS , CONTRACTS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE