Acquisition in USTRANSCOM: An Organizational Assessment

Report Number: NPS-AM-09-115

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Organizational Behavior

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: John Sykes, Shane Ross, Josh Frederick

Title: Acquisition in USTRANSCOM: An Organizational Assessment

Published: 2009-12-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

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Keywords: USTRANSCOM Acquisition, USTRANSCOM Organizational Assessment


This research analyzed United States Transportation Command Acquisition (TCAQ) using the GAO Framework for Assessing the Acquisition Function at Federal Agencies. In 2008, the USTRANSCOM applied for and received head-of-agency authority to manage its acquisition programs, resulting in TCAQ restructuring to include the program management function. The objective of this research was to compare organizational structure, processes and critical success factors using the GAO Framework to derive a web-based survey, including conducting semi-structured interviews with TCAQ professionals and stakeholders. As a result of our research, we recommend the following suggestions to TCAQ: continue the use of cross-functional teams to maintain the collaborative environment within the organization; continue the use of