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Study of Financial and Non-financial Incentives for Civilian and Military Program Managers for Major Defense Acquisition Programs. Alexandria, VA : Institute for Defense Analyses , December , 2018

December 2018

Institute for Defense Analyses

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From the executive summary: “The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) was asked to conduct a congressionally mandated comprehensive study of financial and non-financial incentives for civilian and military program managers (PMs) for major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs). Specifically, IDA was asked to examine and assess additional pay options for PMs to provide incentives to senior civilian employees and military officers to accept and remain in PM roles, a financial incentive structure to reward PMs for delivering capabilities on budget and on time, and a comparison between financial and non-financial incentive structures for PMs in the Department of Defense (DOD) and an appropriate comparison group of private industry companies.”



Huff, Nancy, Hunter, David, Breen, Matthew, Cummins, Michael, Diehl, Richard


Institute for Defense Analyses


IDA Paper P-9245


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