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Product Description: This study provides a program overview of acquisition options available for the Commonwealth of Australia’s next generation naval surface combatant and identifies internal and external factors that can influence a major ship acquisition program...read more

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9780833088185 | Rand Corp, January 30, 2015, cover price $29.50 | About this edition: This study provides a program overview of acquisition options available for the Commonwealth of Australia’s next generation naval surface combatant and identifies internal and external factors that can influence a major ship acquisition program.

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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: 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: Alkire et al. provide a clear understanding of the operational, logistics, and cost trade-offs between three interdependent elements of the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program: the number of LCSs in the fleet, the number of mission packages that those LCSs would require in order to perform a range of missions, and the number and locations of LCS homeports and mission package installation sites...read more

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9780833041463 | Rand Corp, June 30, 2007, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Alkire et al.

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Product Description: Explores new and nontraditional ways that the United States might be able to employ aircraft carriers in pursuit of traditional and emerging military and homeland defense missions. Summarizes the insights of two Concept Options Groups (COGs)small groups of experienced military and civilian experts, defense analysts, and potential users who work together to identify promising ways to employ military might in nontraditional ways...read more

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9780833039224 | Rand Corp, June 30, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Explores new and nontraditional ways that the United States might be able to employ aircraft carriers in pursuit of traditional and emerging military and homeland defense missions.

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Product Description: How can the Navy achieve the most effe tive competition among its supplers during development and production of its new family of destroyers while ensuring that two shipyards reamin in business to compete on future programs?

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9780833038708 | Rand Corp, February 28, 2006, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: How can the Navy achieve the most effe tive competition among its supplers during development and production of its new family of destroyers while ensuring that two shipyards reamin in business to compete on future programs?

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Product Description: The complexity and uniqueness of a nuclear submarine requires special skills, facilities, and oversight not supported by other shipbuilding programmes. There is particular concern about the future vitality of the United Kingdom's submarine industrial base...read more

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9780833037978 | Rand Corp, August 30, 2005, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The complexity and uniqueness of a nuclear submarine requires special skills, facilities, and oversight not supported by other shipbuilding programmes.

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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: Cost increases in maintaining regulating licenses at BAE Systems' Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and Devonport Management Limited's (DML's) facility have led the UK Ministry of Defence to consider the possibility of consolidating its nuclear fuel-handling capabilities at DML...read more

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9780833037848 | Rand Corp, July 30, 2005, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Cost increases in maintaining regulating licenses at BAE Systems' Barrow-in-Furness shipyard and Devonport Management Limited's (DML's) facility have led the UK Ministry of Defence to consider the possibility of consolidating its nuclear fuel-handling capabilities at DML.

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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: 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: Explores acceleration of the pace at which the U.S. Coast Guard can acquire surface and air assests that it will operate in teh deepwater environment and whether the original Integrated Deepwater System program to modernize its aging cutters and aircraft will provide the Coast Guard with a force structure to meet the demands of its traditional missions and emerging responsibilities...read more
By Brien Alkire (editor), John Birkler (editor) and Robert Button (editor)

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9780833035158 | Rand Corp, January 1, 2004, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Explores acceleration of the pace at which the U.

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Product Description: Examines alernatives to full-funding strategy for funding aircraft carriers

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9780833031679 | Rand Corp, May 1, 2002, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Examines alernatives to full-funding strategy for funding aircraft carriers

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Product Description: This report suggests ways in which the Dept. of the Navy might realize more value from its increasingly constrained research, development, and technology (RD&T) dollars. The study was motivated by the Navy's immediate policy needs in connection with the 1995 round of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) and its longer-term need to make the best use of its resources...read more

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9780833022905 | Rand Corp, January 1, 1995, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: This report suggests ways in which the Dept.

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Product Description: Should weapons production slow to a stop? This book suggests steps that might be taken at production shutdown to ease restart.

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9780833014450 | Rand Corp, January 1, 1994, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Should weapons production slow to a stop?

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