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Toward Centralized Control of Defense Acquisition Programs: A Comparative Review of the Framework from 1987-2003 : Naval Postgraduate School , 2003


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From the report: “The issuance of Department of Defense (DOD) Directive 5000.1 (2003) and DOD Instruction 5000.2 (2003) is the third significant revision of acquisition policy in many years. Looking further back, these three revisions of regulatory guidance evolved from two previous versions in 1991 and 1996. Each had its major thrusts and tenets, and perhaps of most importance to program managers; each modified the “Defense Systems Acquisition Management Process” (Defense Systems Management College [DSMC], 2001) or “Defense Acquisition Framework” (DSMC, 2001), which is the broad paradigm of phases and milestone reviews in the life of an acquisition program. The purpose of this research was to examine the evolution of this framework and explain the explicit and implicit aspects of recent changes to the model to better understand its current form.”



Dillard, John T.


Naval Postgraduate School


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