publication . Doctoral thesis . 1995

An analysis of risk management methodology employed within the advanced amphibious assault vehicle acquisition program

Karafa, Paul A.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 1995
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Risks are inherent in the development and acquisition of new weapon systems whose performance requirements surpass those of currently fielded systems. If not anticipated and managed "up front and early" in tne acquisition cycle, these risks can have profound effects on a program's cost and schedule and, ultimately, on the combat effectiveness of the Armed Forces. Current Office of Management and Budget (0MB) and Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition policy requires the Program Manager (PM) to develop and tailor an acquisition strategy for each new program. The strategy must include methods for assessing and managing contractor and Government risks. For the U.S...
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