Assessment of Navy Contract Management Processes

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-069

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM)

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Rene Rendon

Title: Assessment of Navy Contract Management Processes

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

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Keywords: Contract management, Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM)


This research builds upon the emerging body of knowledge on contract management workforce competence and organizational process capability. In 2003, the Contract Management Maturity Model (CMMM) was first developed for the purpose of assessing Department of Defense (DoD) and defense contractor organizational contract management process capability. The CMMM has been previously applied at Air Force, Army, Navy, and defense contractor organizations. Specific to the Navy, assessments were conducted at three Navy contracting centers using the CMMM. These organizations included the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), and the Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP). The primary purpose of this paper is to summarize the assessment ratings, analyze the assessment results in terms of contract management process maturity, and discuss the implications of these assessment results for process improvement and knowledge management opportunities. This paper also provides insight on consistencies and trends from these assessment results to DoD contract management. Finally, this paper discusses these assessment results in an attempt to characterize the current state of practice of contract management within the U.S. Navy.