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Product Description: Congressional concern with cost overruns, or breaches of Nunn-McCurdy thresholds, in several major defense acquisition programs led the authors, in a partnership with the Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analysis Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, to develop a methodology to investigate root causes of six programs, including Excalibur and the Navy’s ERP...read more

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9780833076434 | Rand Corp, September 30, 2012, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: Congressional concern with cost overruns, or breaches of Nunn-McCurdy thresholds, in several major defense acquisition programs led the authors, in a partnership with the Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analysis Office in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, to develop a methodology to investigate root causes of six programs, including Excalibur and the Navy’s ERP.

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Product Description: As Navy aircraft age, leaders must decide whether to modify and upgrade the aging systems or replace them. Preliminary planning has begun as to the feasibility and desirability of a service life extension program (SLEP) on the F/A-18E/F versus buying replacement Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs)...read more

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9780833051042 | Rand Corp, February 16, 2011, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: As Navy aircraft age, leaders must decide whether to modify and upgrade the aging systems or replace them.

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Product Description: This evaluation of the participation of organizations within the Navy Enterprise in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) system (1) identifies and describes the current participation of Navy Enterprise organizations in PPBE and (2) identifies and assesses potential alternatives for Navy Enterprise participation...read more

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9780833046642 | Rand Corp, July 15, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: This evaluation of the participation of organizations within the Navy Enterprise in the Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) system (1) identifies and describes the current participation of Navy Enterprise organizations in PPBE and (2) identifies and assesses potential alternatives for Navy Enterprise participation.

The authors evaluate the use of small ships in theater security cooperation (TSC). They provide the U.S. Navy with a concept of operation for small ships in TSC, necessary small ship characteristics, a survey of suitable ships, and recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of TSC operations conducted with a small vessel. The report concludes that, with a mothership, the PC-1 Cyclone Class would be fully capable for use in TSC.

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9780833044006 | Rand Corp, March 20, 2008, cover price $21.50 | About this edition: The authors evaluate the use of small ships in theater security cooperation (TSC).

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9780833045928 | Rand Corp, March 24, 2008, cover price $9.95

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Product Description: The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics asked RAND to evaluate the cost of compliance with acquisition-related statutes and regulations at the program office level. This report identifies the areas considered most burdensome and describes the study's methodology, focus, and data collection process, including the development of a Web-based data collection tool for use by program office personnel...read more
By John Ablard (editor), Irv Blickstein (editor), Melissa A. Bradley (editor), Jeffrey A. Drezner (editor) and Raj Raman (editor)

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9780833039675 | Rand Corp, August 1, 2006, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics asked RAND to evaluate the cost of compliance with acquisition-related statutes and regulations at the program office level.

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Product Description: New approaches to the acquisition of services and the related policy issues in which the office of the Secretary of Defense is likely to become involved.

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9780833035264 | Rand Corp, March 1, 2004, cover price $27.50 | About this edition: New approaches to the acquisition of services and the related policy issues in which the office of the Secretary of Defense is likely to become involved.

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Product Description: A companion piece to MR-1526 that examines the pros and cons of applying advance appropriations across a broader segment of the Navy shipbuilding program than just aircraft carriers. The entire cost of a ship is normally included in the congressional budget for the year of construction start, which can cause large year-to-year fluctuations in the shipbuilding budget and complicate budget management...read more

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9780833031709 | Rand Corp, June 1, 2002, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A companion piece to MR-1526 that examines the pros and cons of applying advance appropriations across a broader segment of the Navy shipbuilding program than just aircraft carriers.

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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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