Department of the Navy Procurement Metrics Evaluation

Report Number: NPS-PM-05-017

Series: Contract Management

Category: Procurement

Report Series: Sponsored Report

Authors: Christopher G. Brianas

Title: Department of the Navy Procurement Metrics Evaluation

Published: 2005-06-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Graduate Student

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Keywords: Management Control Systems, Diagnostic Control Systems, Procurement Metrics, Performance Measures, Nature of Measures


The purpose of this MBA Project was to investigate and provide a comprehensive evaluation of the current Department of the Navy Procurement Metrics that are collected. These metrics are collected by the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Acquisition Management. This project was conducted at their request and with their support. The goal of this project was to determine if the current metrics are the appropriate procurement performance measures. Specifically, this MBA Project attempted to answer these three questions: (1) Do the metrics align with strategy? (2) Can they be measured effectively? and (3) Are they linked to value? The framework used to explore these questions is Robert Simon