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The Role of the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the Defense Acquisition Process, Volume III: Appendix B: Program Notes IDA Paper P-2551-VOL-3. , 1991


From the abstract: “The Defense Science Board Task Force on Acquisition Streamlining undertook an extensive study to describe and time-line the acquisition process in the Department of Defense. The Task Force examined, in detail, the experience of a large sample of acquisition programs over a five-year time period from 1986 to the present. The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) participated in this fact-finding phase of the Task Force, taking the lead responsibility for examining the processes in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) for overseeing and funding acquisition programs. This study describes the OSD processes and assesses the extent to which these and other oversight activities delay acquisition programs. The IDA report contains four volumes: the main report contains the finding and observations of the study; Appendix A contains the fact-finding questionnaire; Appendix B contains individual program notes; and Appendix C contains the interview summaries.”



Graham, David, Bicksler, Barbara A., Kanter, Herschel E., Christie, Thomas P.


IDA Paper P-2551-VOL-3

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