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Product Description: The authors analyze what motivates defense contractors to determine if better incentives exist to the ones now used, and analyze major defense acquisition programs to see if it is possible to identify programs that might incur a Nunn-McCurdy breach.
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 analyze what motivates defense contractors to determine if better incentives exist to the ones now used, and analyze major defense acquisition programs to see if it is possible to identify programs that might incur a Nunn-McCurdy breach.

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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: RAND analysts posit that the ongoing pressure to reduce the federal budget deficit may result in further reductions in the Defense Department budget and suggest starting from a strategy basis in determining the reductions, prioritizing challenges, and identifying where to accept more risk...read more

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9780833076861 | Rand Corp, November 16, 2012, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: RAND analysts posit that the ongoing pressure to reduce the federal budget deficit may result in further reductions in the Defense Department budget and suggest starting from a strategy basis in determining the reductions, prioritizing challenges, and identifying where to accept more risk.

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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: 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: 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.

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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.

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: Contrary to widespread perceptions, program office personnel do not spend inordinate amounts of time on statutory and regulatory compliance activities. Further, the authors could not identify any areas in which policy change or streamlining implementation would save significant dollars in program management funds, reduce personnel, or improve program outcomes...read more
By Irv Blickstein (editor), Jeffrey A. Drezner (editor), Monica Hertzman (editor), Megan McKernan (editor) and Raj Raman (editor)

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9780833041760 | Rand Corp, November 30, 2007, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: Contrary to widespread perceptions, program office personnel do not spend inordinate amounts of time on statutory and regulatory compliance activities.

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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: 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: 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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