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Product Description: The authors explore defense contractor motivations and identify mechanisms that might more closely align those incentives with Department of Defense goals. They also analyze major defense acquisition programs to determine if it is possible to identify programs that might incur a future Nunn-McCurdy breach by reviewing a number of acquisition programs that have incurred breaches and analyzing them for common characteristics...read more
By Mark V. Arena (editor), John Birkler (editor), Irv Blickstein (editor), Abby Doll (editor) and Charles Nemfakos (editor)

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9780833087393 | Rand Corp, October 31, 2014, cover price $38.50 | About this edition: The authors explore defense contractor motivations and identify mechanisms that might more closely align those incentives with Department of Defense goals.

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Product Description: The report presents the results of two studies: The first compares the capabilities and development approaches used in the Joint Tactical Radio System wideband networking waveform and the commercial long-term evolution waveform, and the second analyzes military acquisition programs that have exceeded certain cost thresholds more than once...read more

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9780833087348 | Rand Corp, September 25, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The report presents the results of two studies: The first compares the capabilities and development approaches used in the Joint Tactical Radio System wideband networking waveform and the commercial long-term evolution waveform, and the second analyzes military acquisition programs that have exceeded certain cost thresholds more than once.

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Product Description: The authors investigate whether the tenure of program managers contributes to Nunn-McCurdy breaches. They also examine the existing decentralized systems used to track cost growth to determine whether additional guidance and control are needed to make acquisition category II programs’ performance more transparent...read more

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9780833082053 | Rand Corp, November 8, 2013, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: The authors investigate whether the tenure of program managers contributes to Nunn-McCurdy breaches.

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Product Description: Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise. Recognizing the importance of past experiences for successful program management, the Australian government asked the RAND Corporation to develop a set of lessons learned from its Collins submarine program that could help inform future program managers...read more

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9780833058980 | Rand Corp, February 16, 2012, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise.

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Product Description: This volume presents a set of lessons learned from the United Kingdom's Astute submarine program that could help inform future program managers. Designing and building a submarine requires careful management and oversight and a delegation of roles and responsibilities that recognizes which party--the shipbuilder or the government--is best positioned to manage risks...read more

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9780833058973 | Rand Corp, January 31, 2012, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: This volume presents a set of lessons learned from the United Kingdom's Astute submarine program that could help inform future program managers.

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Product Description: Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise. Recognizing the importance of past experiences for successful program management, the governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth of Australia asked the RAND Corporation to develop a set of lessons learned from previous submarine programs that could help inform future program managers...read more

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9780833058959 | Rand Corp, January 30, 2012, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Large, complex submarine design and construction programs demand personnel with unique skills and capabilities supplemented with practical experiences in their areas of expertise.

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Product Description: Department of Defense policies, procedures, and organizations for program management and oversight of defense acquisition programs do not align well with shipbuilding. Ship acquisition programs havecharacteristics that deviate from the normal framework in significant ways, resulting in disconnects and some confusion...read more

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9780833050137 | Rand Corp, December 16, 2011, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Department of Defense policies, procedures, and organizations for program management and oversight of defense acquisition programs do not align well with shipbuilding.

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Product Description: The Secretary of Defense plans to shift Navy aircraft carrier acquisition to every five years. This shift should have little impact on force structure and the industrial base in the next decade. After that, the force structure shrinks, as does the chance of meeting goals for the number of deployed aircraft carriers...read more

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9780833051455 | Rand Corp, May 16, 2011, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: The Secretary of Defense plans to shift Navy aircraft carrier acquisition to every five years.

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Product Description: Defense acquisition is one of the most urgent issues that the Department of Defense faces today. In an effort to provide the department and the nation with guidance on defense acquisition challenges, the authors present detailed proposals to improve defense acquisition through initiatives focused on competition, novel systems, risk management, organizational factors, prototyping, and the acquisition workforce...read more

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9780833050465 | Rand Corp, January 16, 2011, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Defense acquisition is one of the most urgent issues that the Department of Defense faces today.

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Product Description: RAND investigated cost-effective workforce-management strategies, alternative workload allocations, and the relevant best practices of comparable organizations to assist the Navy in managing the public shipyards. The Navy uses many practices common in other organizations, but reducing planned levels of overtime and increasing the permanent journeyman staff at the public shipyards could cost-effectively hedge against future workload growth...read more

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9780833045690 | Rand Corp, December 31, 2008, cover price $40.50 | About this edition: RAND investigated cost-effective workforce-management strategies, alternative workload allocations, and the relevant best practices of comparable organizations to assist the Navy in managing the public shipyards.

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Product Description: This report explores why, in recent decades, military fixed-wing aircraft costs have escalated beyond the rates of commonly used inflation indices, examining both economy-driven factors that the Services cannot control and customer-driven ones that they can...read more

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9780833043122 | Rand Corp, November 15, 2008, cover price $31.50 | About this edition: This report explores why, in recent decades, military fixed-wing aircraft costs have escalated beyond the rates of commonly used inflation indices, examining both economy-driven factors that the Services cannot control and customer-driven ones that they can.

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Product Description: This analysis uses data from Selected Acquisition Reports to determine the causes of cost growth in 35 mature major defense acquisition programs. Four major sources of growth are identified: (1) errors in estimation and scheduling, (2) decisions by the government, (3) financial matters, and (4) miscellaneous...read more

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9780833042897 | Rand Corp, September 15, 2008, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: This analysis uses data from Selected Acquisition Reports to determine the causes of cost growth in 35 mature major defense acquisition programs.

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9780833045249 | Rand Corp, April 29, 2008, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: Nuclear submarine design resources at the shipyards, their suppliers, and the Navy may erode for lack of demand. Analysis of alternative workforce and workload management options suggests that the U.S. Navy should stretch out the design of the next submarine class and start it early or sustain design resources above the current demand, so that the next class may be designed on time, on budget, and with low risk...read more

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9780833041616 | Rand Corp, July 1, 2007, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Nuclear submarine design resources at the shipyards, their suppliers, and the Navy may erode for lack of demand.

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Product Description: Nuclear submarine design resources at the shipyards,their suppliers, and the Navy may erode for lack of demand. Analysis of alternative workforce and workload management options suggests that the U.S. Navy should stretch out the design of the next submarine class and start it early or sustain design resources above the current demand, so that the next class may be designed on time, on budget, and with low risk...read more

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9780833041609 | Rand Corp, July 1, 2007, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Nuclear submarine design resources at the shipyards,their suppliers, and the Navy may erode for lack of demand.

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9780833042767 | Rand Corp, June 14, 2007, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: Over the past several decades, increases in acquisition costs for U.S. Navy combatants have outpaced the rate of inflation. To understand why, the authors of this book examined two principal source categories of ship cost escalation (economy-driven factors and customer-driven factors) and interviewed various shipbuilders...read more

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9780833039217 | Rand Corp, May 30, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Over the past several decades, increases in acquisition costs for U.

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Product Description: Cost analysts must predict-sometimes very far-into the future how much money the military will spend on weapon systems. But these analysts do not have perfect knowledge about tomorrow's technology, economic conditions, or any other future event...read more

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9780833038630 | Rand Corp, May 30, 2006, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Cost analysts must predict-sometimes very far-into the future how much money the military will spend on weapon systems.

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Product Description: Our analysis shows that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military departments have generally underestimated the cost of buying new weapon systems and that this growth is higher than previously thought. It indicates a systematic bias toward underestimating costs and substantial uncertainty in estimating the final cost of a weapon system...read more

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9780833039255 | Rand Corp, April 14, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Our analysis shows that the Department of Defense (DoD) and the military departments have generally underestimated the cost of buying new weapon systems and that this growth is higher than previously thought.

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Product Description: The Defence Procurement Agency, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, asked RAND to analyze how major shipbuilders and contractors monitor programme progress, to consider what information would be useful for shipbuilders to provide the agency, and to understand why ships are delivered late and why commercial shipbuilders maintain a much better schedule performance than do military builders...read more

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9780833036605 | Rand Corp, August 15, 2005, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The Defence Procurement Agency, part of the UK Ministry of Defence, asked RAND to analyze how major shipbuilders and contractors monitor programme progress, to consider what information would be useful for shipbuilders to provide the agency, and to understand why ships are delivered late and why commercial shipbuilders maintain a much better schedule performance than do military builders.

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Product Description: Examines ways in which the UK Ministry of Defense can reduce the wholelife costs and manpower requirements jof the Royal Navy's two Future Aircraft Carriers.

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9780833036674 | Rand Corp, June 15, 2005, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Examines ways in which the UK Ministry of Defense can reduce the wholelife costs and manpower requirements jof the Royal Navy's two Future Aircraft Carriers.

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Product Description: Looks at the feasibility of UK shipbuilders expanding outside their domestic military contracts into the worldwide commercial or foregin military markets,

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9780833036704 | Rand Corp, April 30, 2005, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Looks at the feasibility of UK shipbuilders expanding outside their domestic military contracts into the worldwide commercial or foregin military markets,

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Product Description: Advised how the United Kingdom should best use modern outsourcing and outfitting practices for shipbuilging in teh years to come.

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9780833036353 | Rand Corp, September 1, 2004, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Advised how the United Kingdom should best use modern outsourcing and outfitting practices for shipbuilging in teh years to come.

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Product Description: Explains the Rand developed Shipbuilding and Force Structure Analyisis Tool and describes its use.

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9780833034847 | Rand Corp, February 1, 2004, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Explains the Rand developed Shipbuilding and Force Structure Analyisis Tool and describes its use.

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