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New PDF release: An Overview of Acquisition Reform Cost Savings Estimates

By Mark Lorell

ISBN-10: 0833030183

ISBN-13: 9780833030184

A couple of analyses have lately been performed in efforts to replace technical fee types and price estimating relationships for fixed-wing strive against plane, particulary in mild of the varied cost-saving measures which were initiated during the last decade. This file makes a speciality of aqguisition reform or the establishment of adjustments in govt acquisition procrsses or within the courting among the govt and division of safeguard primes.

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A few analyses have lately been performed in efforts to replace technical fee versions and price estimating relationships for fixed-wing strive against airplane, particulary in mild of the various cost-saving measures which were initiated over the last decade. This document makes a speciality of aqguisition reform or the establishment of alterations in govt acquisition procrsses or within the courting among the govt. and division of safeguard primes.

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At least three outside studies examined these or similar data for the purpose of independent analysis, and all three raised serious doubts about the level of savings claimed by the services. However, at least two of the studies estimated savings that are well within the range of savings estimated by the Reducing Oversight Costs Reinvention Laboratory and the Regulatory Cost Premium Working Group. The first study originated when OUSD (A&T) requested that RAND assist OSD in analyzing the service data.

Government changes in acquisition processes or changes in the relationship between the government and Department of Defense (DoD) prime contractors, generally included under the rubric of “acquisition reform”; ______________ 1 See Appendix A for a listing of all military aircraft initiatives addressed in three of these reports. 2 Obaid Younossi, Michael Kennedy, and John C. Graser, Military Airframe Costs: The Effects of Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Santa Monica: RAND, MR1370-AF, 2001.

The term also refers to the use of “ruggedized” or “militarized” COTS products. “Ruggedization” signifies the special packaging or other hardening of COTS products to permit them to function in harsh military environments. “Dual use” refers to technologies, manufacturing facilities, and products that are known to have or may have both commercial and military applications. d“Mil spec” is an acronym for military specifications and standards. e IPT = Integrated Product Team. f“Multiyear procurement” refers to government authorization for the procurement of specific numbers of production systems beyond the normal single-year government procurement funding cycle.

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