Further Evidence on the Effect of Acquisition Policy and Process on Cost Growth

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-031

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs)

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: David McNicol, David Tate

Title: Further Evidence on the Effect of Acquisition Policy and Process on Cost Growth

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.net/files/FY2016/SYM-AM-16-031.pdf

Keywords: Major Defense Acquisition Programs, cost growth

Abstract:

Institute for Defense Analyses Paper P-5126 found that additional acquisition reforms after those introduced in mid-1969 by then Deputy Secretary of Defense David Packard did not significantly reduce cost growth on Major Defense Acquisition Programs (MDAPs). That conclusion