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Are ships different? : policies and procedures for the acquisition of ship programs / Jeffrey A. Drezner ... [et al.].

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand Corporation, 2011.
Description:
xxv, 93 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Series:
  • Rand Corporation monograph series ; MG-991-OSD/NAVY. [More in this series]
  • RAND Corporation monograph series ; MG-991-OSD/NAVY
Summary note:
"The management and oversight of a major defense acquisition program are exceedingly complex processes. The U.S. Department of Defense has a well-established set of policies, procedures, and organizations for program management and oversight, described in the '5000 series' of directives and instructions. Not all weapon systems fit comfortably within this framework, however. In particular, ship acquisition programs have characteristics that deviate from the normal framework, including concurrency of production and subsystem development, low production quantity and rate, varied test and evaluation procedures, and a unique relationship between milestone decision points and actual construction status. The authors explore these differences in detail, suggesting policies that can better account for the differences in ship acquisition programs without compromising oversight or establishing an entirely separate process."--Publisher's description.
Notes:
"National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 89-93).
Funding information:
Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the United States Navy W74V8H-06-C-0002.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780833050137
  • 0833050133
Tech. report no.:
RAND MG991
LCCN:
2011940470
OCLC:
757480499
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