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Title: Measuring the Success of Acquisition Reform by Major DoD Components
Authors: Andrew Hunter
Gregory Sanders
Rhys McCormick
Jesse Ellman
Madison Riley
Keywords: Acquisition Reform
DoD Components
Better Buying Power
Federal Procurement Data System
Issue Date: 30-Apr-2015
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Acquisition Strategy
Abstract: This paper works to establish measurements to evaluate the success of the Department of Defense (DoD) components in implementing recent acquisition reform efforts, most notably the Weapon Systems Reform Act of 2009 and the differing iterations of Better Buying Power (BBP). By using publicly available data from the Federal Procurement Data System, this paper addresses three major questions: Have the DoD components increased their rates of effective competition since the introduction of BBP in 2010? How successful have the components been at promoting contracting opportunities for small businesses? Have the DoD components implemented the guidance in BBP 2.0 regarding the proper mix of fixed price and cost plus contracts? By analyzing contracting trends for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Defense Logistics Agency, Missile Defense Agency, and the Military Health � programs, this report provides important insights into what the data actually show in regards to the implementation, or nonimplementation, of acquisition reform efforts. In future research, the measurements seen in this report will ultimately be used to answer the question, how can the services better institutionalize acquisition reform efforts?
Description: Acquisition Management / Defense Acquisition Community Contributor
Appears in Collections:Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings & Presentations

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