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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.

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. Prepared for the Acquisition Research Program at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943

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Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 455
Issue DateTitleAuthor(s)
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
2021-02-08Acquiring Artificial Intelligence Systems: Development Challenges, Implementation Risks, and Cost/Benefits OpportunitiesThomas Housel, Johnathan Mun; Raymond Jones, Timothy Shives
2020-12-22An Analysis of Turnover among the Civil Service Components of the Department of Defense Acquisitions and Medical WorkforcesSpencer T. Brien
2020-12-08A New Learning Curve for Department of Defense Acquisition Programs: How to Account for the “Flattening Effect”John Elshaw; Clay Koschnick; Dakotah Hogan; Jonathan Ritschel; Adedeji Badiru
2020-11-02Contracting in Non-Competitive Environments: Experiences of Contracting OfficersLatika Hartmann; Rene G. Rendon; Joshua D. Cissell
2020-09-15Understanding the Incentives for Small Businesses to Participate in the Acquisition Process for R&D Intensive ProductsVivek Bhattacharya
2020-09-14Understanding Acquisition Speed for the Defense Department’s Costliest and Most Complex ProgramsMorgan Dwyer
2020-09-14Acquisition Requirements and Root Cause Analysis: A Data-Centric Perspective with Data Governance, Data Analytics, and Data QualityRichard Wang
2020-09-14Improve Acquisition and Procurement through Data Governance and Information QualityRichard Wang
2020-09-02Framework for Augmenting Current Fleet with Commercially Available Assets for Logistics Support in Contested EnvironmentAruna Apte; Ken Doerr; Uday Apte
2020-09-02Defense Industrial Base Case StudyRobert Mortlock
2020-09-03China’s Efforts in Civil-Military Integration, Its Impact on the Development of China’s Acquisition System, and Implications for the U.S.Tai Ming Cheung; Eric Hagt
2020-03-23Developing Standard EMD Cost Factors For Major Defense Acquisition Program (MDAP) PlatformsJonathan Ritschel; Edward White; Matthew Markman
Collection's Items (Sorted by Submit Date in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 455