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The Resource Prolonged cycle times and schedule growth in defense acquisition : a literature review, Jessie Riposo, Megan McKernan, Chelsea Kaihoi Duran

Prolonged cycle times and schedule growth in defense acquisition : a literature review, Jessie Riposo, Megan McKernan, Chelsea Kaihoi Duran

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Prolonged cycle times and schedule growth in defense acquisition : a literature review
Title
Prolonged cycle times and schedule growth in defense acquisition
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a literature review
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Jessie Riposo, Megan McKernan, Chelsea Kaihoi Duran
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eng
Summary
This report summarizes a selection of the defense acquisition literature from the 1960s to the present on potential sources of prolonged acquisition cycle times and schedule growth, as well as potential opportunities for improvement. It presents the range of possible causes of schedule-related problems and various recommendations cited for improving schedules by various authors and organizations. This report does not provide critical analysis or an assessment of the strengths or weaknesses of the claims made in the literature. Rather, it provides a starting point for further research or consideration by government acquisition professionals, oversight organizations, and the analytic community. We identified the following reasons for schedule delays in the literature: (1) the difficulty of managing technical risk (e.g., program complexity, immature technology, and unanticipated technical issues), (2) initial assumptions or expectations that were difficult to fulfill (e.g., schedule estimates, risk control, requirements, and performance assumptions), and (3) funding instability. The most commonly cited recommendations for reducing cycle time and controlling schedule growth in the literature are strategies that manage or reduce technical risk. Some of those recommendations include using incremental fielding or evolutionary acquisition strategies, developing derivative products (rather than brand-new designs), using mature or proven technology (i.e., commercial, off-the-shelf components), maintaining stable funding, and using atypical contracting vehicles
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Riposo, Jessie,
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355.6/212
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no index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • McKernan, Megan,
  • Duran, Chelsea Kaihoi,
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • United States
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Prolonged cycle times and schedule growth in defense acquisition : a literature review, Jessie Riposo, Megan McKernan, Chelsea Kaihoi Duran
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  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "RR-455-OSD"--Page 4 of cover
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-83)
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multicolored
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ocn892105642
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1 online resource (xviii, 83 pages)
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online
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9780833086730
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(OCoLC)892105642
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Prolonged cycle times and schedule growth in defense acquisition : a literature review, Jessie Riposo, Megan McKernan, Chelsea Kaihoi Duran
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "National Defense Research Institute."
  • "Prepared for the Office of the Secretary of Defense."
  • "RR-455-OSD"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 71-83)
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn892105642
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 83 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833086730
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)892105642

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