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Established in 2003, the Acquisition Research Program (ARP) at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is 100% sponsor funded by orginaizations within the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of the Navy (DON). The ARP was strategically created and nurtured to grow organically as a free and open forum that invites innovation and debate on current defense acquisition topics that can provide intellectual rigor and operational impacts to support the warfighter. Through the combined efforts of NPS faculty and experts from US universities, think tanks, industry, and government; ARP generates a stream of relevant information on defense acquisition policies and management processes, with viable recommendations for improvement.

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 467
Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
2021-09-28Understanding and Modeling the Life-Cycle Cost Tradeoffs Associated with the Procurement of Open SystemsShao-Peng Chen; Peter Sandborn; William Lucyshyn
2020-12-30Development and Demonstration of a Capabilities Focused Model Based Systems Engineering FrameworkPaul T. Beery
2021-09-24Investigation of Leading Indicators for Systems Engineering Effectiveness in Model-Centric ProgramsDonna H. Rhodes
2021-09-24Trends in Department of Defense Other Transaction Authority (OTA) UsageRhys McCormick, Greg Sanders
2021-09-24Technology Transition Performance of the U.S. Department of Defense Small Business Innovation Research ProgramToshiyuki Sueyoshi, Youngbok Ryu
2021-09-24Is the Department of Defense a High-Risk Anomaly: Theory to PracticeDouglas A. Brook, Danelle Gamble
2021-09-24Phase 2: Investigation of Leading Indicators for Systems Engineering Effectiveness in Model-Centric ProgramsDonna H. Rhodes
2021-08-25Improving Acquisitions In Science And Technology Programs: Creating Unique Cost Factors To Improve Resource Allocation DecisionsJonathan D. Ritschel, Eric A. Plack; Jordan S. Edwards, Edward D. White; Clay M. Koschnick, Scott T. Drylie
2021-08-25Cybersecurity Acquisition Framework Based on Risk Management: Economics PerspectiveC. Ariel Pinto, Omer Faruk Keskin; Goksel Kucukkaya, Omer Ilker Poyraz; Abdulrahman Alfaqiri, Unal Tatar; Ali Can Kucukozyigit
2020-10-27Buying for the Right Battle: Determining Defense Acquisition StrategiesAmirhossein Etemadi
2020-09-30Industrial Mobilization: Assessing Surge Capabilities, Wartime Risk, and System BrittlenessMark Cancian, Adam Saxton; Lee Ann Bryan, Owen Helman; Nidal Morrison
2020-09-30Assessing the Reliability of the Future Years Defense Program and Building a ForecastAndrew Hunter, Greg Sanders
2021-02-08Empirical Testing of Model Relativism Theory: Does Modeling Affect How Acquisition Stakeholders Think About the System Under DevelopmentRonald E. Giachetti, Karen Holness; Mollie McGuire
2021-02-26Naval Combat System Product Line Architecture EconomicsRaymond Madachy, John (Mike) Green
2021-02-09Do Accelerated Payments for DoD Contractors Help Small Businesses?Jesse Cunha, Justin Marion
2021-02-26An Innovative Approach to Assessing DoD Contracting Workforce CompetencyRene G. Rendon, Brett Schwartz
2021-03-25It’s about Time: Toward Realistic Acquisition Schedule EstimatesCharles Pickar, Raymond Franck
2021-03-01Operational Seakeeping Considerations in LCU DeploymentJarema Didoszak, Fotis Papoulias
2021-03-01Acquisition Data Analytics for Supply Chain CybersecurityRandy Maule
2021-02-22Retention Analysis Modeling for the Acquisition Workforce IISae Young (Tom) Ahn; Amilcar A. Menichini
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 467