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Authors: Susan M. Gates, Edward G. Keating, Adria D. Jewel
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: trends, relevant, policy, personnel, analysis, acquisition, workforce, defense
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2008
ISBN-10: 0833044966
ISBN-13: 9780833044969

The defense acquisition workforce includes more than 130,000 military and civilian personnel responsible for providing a wide range of acquisition, technology, and logistics support to the nation’s warfighters. This report summarizes workforce analyses that RAND has undertaken in support of the Defense Acquisition University, which is responsible for strategic human capital management of that workforce. It covers the civilian acquisition workforce, the careers of acquisition workforce senior executive service members, and the military acquisition workforce and its implications for the la
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Authors: Mark A. Lorell, John C. Graser, Cynthia R. Cook
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: department, procurement, weapon, systems, defense, challenges, based, acquisition, issues, price
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 0833037889
ISBN-13: 9780833037886

Price-based acquisition (PBA) is a major acquisition reform measure being used by the Department of Defense (DoD) in an effort to reduce costs and enhance acquisition efficiency. The essence of PBA is the simple but radical notion that DoD should establish
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Author: John Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisition, panel, recommendations, testimony, advisory, congressional, implement, oversight, plan, needed, federal
Number of Pages: 15
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437901646
ISBN-13: 9781437901641

A growing portion of federal spending is related to buying services such as administrative, management, and information technical support. Services accounted for about 60% of total FY2006 procurement dollars. The Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) of 2003 established an Acquisition Advisory Panel to make recommendations for improving acquisition practices. In Jan. 2007, the panel proposed 89 recommendations to improve federal acquisition practices. The author was asked to testify on how the panel recommendations compare to his past work and identify how the Office of Federal Procurement Po
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Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisition, advisory, panel, recommendations, implement, needed, oversight, plan, federal
Number of Pages: 74
Published: 2008-11-01
ISBN-10: 1437900143
ISBN-13: 9781437900149

A growing portion of federal spending is related to buying services such as administrative, management, and information technical support. Services accounted for about 60% of total FY 2006 procurement dollars. The Services Acquisition Reform Act (SARA) of 2003 established a Services Acquisition Advisory Panel to make recommendations for improving acquisition practices. In Jan. 2007, the panel proposed 89 recommendations to improve fed. acquisition practices. This report determines how the panel recommendations compare to past work and identifies how the Office of Fed. Procurement Policy expect
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Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisition, management, capabilities, improve, further, guard, opportunities, exist, coast
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437984614
ISBN-13: 9781437984613

The Coast Guard manages a broad $27 billion major acquisition portfolio intended to modernize its ships, aircraft, command and control systems, and other capabilities. Previous reports have discussed the Coast Guard's significant acquisition challenges, including project challenges in its Deepwater program. They identified problems in costs, management, and oversight, but also recognized several steps the Coast Guard has taken to improve acquisition management. This report: (1) assessed Coast Guard capabilities to manage its major acquisition programs; and (2) determined the extent to which th
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Author: Michael Sullivan
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisition, reforms, congressional, testimony, performance, program, acquisitions, observations, weapon, defense
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437934714
ISBN-13: 9781437934717

The past two years have seen the Congress and the DoD take meaningful steps towards addressing long-standing weapon acquisition issues -- an area that has been on the high risk list since 1990. This testimony focuses on the progress DoD has made in improving the planning and execution of its weapon acquisition programs and the potential for recent acquisition reforms to improve program outcomes. The testimony includes observations about: (1) DoD's efforts to manage its portfolio of major defense acquisition programs; (2) the knowledge attained at key junctures of a subset of 42 weapon programs
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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisition, report, congressional, committees, streamlining, federal, reform, regulatory, implementation
Number of Pages: 84
Published:
ISBN-10: 1428979549
ISBN-13: 9781428979543
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