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Author: Cristina T. Chaplain
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: space, remain, developing, systems, testimony, congressional, challenges, persistent, acquisitions, dod, poised, enhance, capabilities
Number of Pages: 22
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437930409
ISBN-13: 9781437930405

The majority of large-scale acquisition programs in the DoD space portfolio have experienced problems during the past two decades that have driven up costs by billions of dollars, stretched schedules by years, and increased technical risks. To address the cost increases, DoD altered its acquisitions by reducing the number of satellites it intended to buy, reducing the capabilities of the satellites, or terminating major space systems acquisitions. Many space acquisitions are experiencing significant schedule delays resulting in potential capability gaps in areas such as missile warning, milita

Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: outcomes, complex, service, acquisitions, improve, needed, homeland, security, planning, assessment, department
Number of Pages: 40
Published: 2008-11-01
ISBN-10: 1437905331
ISBN-13: 9781437905335

The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) has relied on service acquisitions to meet its expansive mission. In FY 2006, DHS spent $12.7 billion to procure services. To improve service acquisition outcomes, fed. procurement law establishes a preference for a performance-based approach, which focuses on developing measurable outcomes rather than prescribing how contractors should perform services. This report: (1) evaluates the implementation of a performance-based approach in the context of service acquisitions for major, complex investments; and (2) identifies mgmt. challenges that may affect DHS¿

Author: John P. Hutton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: acquisitions, management, reviews, service, independent, implementation, status, dods, defense
Number of Pages: 24
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 143792848X
ISBN-13: 9781437928488

The DoD is the fed. governmentżs largest purchaser of contractor-provided services, obligating more than $207 billion in FY 2009. The Nat. Defense Author. Act for FY 2008 directed DoD to issue guidance providing for independent management reviews for services acquisitions. The Act required that the guidance provide a means to evaluate specific contracting issues. This report: (1) assessed the extent to which DoDżs guidance addressed the Actżs requirements and how the guidance was implemented; and (2) determined the status of actions taken by the military departments pursuant to DoDżs guida

Author: Cristina T. Chaplain
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: requirements, acquisition, practices, system, space, commercial, department, defense, briefing
Number of Pages: 57
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927815
ISBN-13: 9781437927818

The DoD has had long-standing difficulties developing and delivering space systems on time and within budget. Attempts to reform DoD space acquisitions in the past have sought to leverage commercial approaches or rely more on the commercial sector to meet DoD needs. This report examined the following questions: (1) What are the differences between commercial and national security space system missions, requirements, and technology development? (2) What acquisition practices adopted by commercial cożs. could be used for national security space system acquisitions? (3) Which acquisition practic

Author: Matthew Scire
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: census, strategies, congressional, testimony, reduction, risk, critical, juncture, implementing
Number of Pages: 13
Published: 2008-10
ISBN-10: 1437903932
ISBN-13: 9781437903935

In 2007, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the 2010 Census would cost $11.5 billion, including $3 billion on automation and tech. At a March 2008 hearing, it was stated that the Field Data Collection Automation program was likely to incur significant cost overruns and announced a redesign effort. This testimony is based on past work, incl. observation of the address canvassing dress rehearsal. For IT acquisitions, the author analyzed system documentation, including deliverables, cost estimates, other acquisitions-related documents, and interviewed Census Bureau officials and contractors. This t

Author: Paul Francis
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: outcomes, congressional, testimony, achieve, risk, acquisitions, managing, defense
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2011-01
ISBN-10: 1437928110
ISBN-13: 9781437928112

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. In FY 2009, DoD spent nearly $384 billion on contracts. This investment, representing over 70% of total govżt. contract spending, highlights the great need to better manage risk in acquisitions. But DoD has not always managed risks effectively: major systems continue to take longer to develop, cost more, and deliver fewer quantities and capabilities than originally planned. In addition, poorly managed growth in services spending has contributed to disappointing program outcomes. This testimony focuses on: (1) planning of DoD's a

Author: Joan Fowler
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: data, requirements, list, description, tutorial, item, contract, trusted, procurement, systems, computer, security, guide
Number of Pages: 163
Published: 1994-06-01
ISBN-10: 0788110241
ISBN-13: 9780788110245

Designed for new or experienced automated information system developers, purchasers, or program managers who must identify and satisfy requirements associated with security-relevant acquisitions. Explains Contract Data Requirements Lists (CDRLs), and Data Item Description (DIDs), and their use in the acquisitions process. Charts and tables. References, glossary and acronyms.
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