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dc.contributor.authorRobert F. Mortlock-
dc.identifier.citationPublished--Unlimited Distributionen_US
dc.descriptionExcerpt from the Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Acquisition Research Symposiumen_US
dc.description.abstractThis defense industrial base analysis encourages critical analysis of a U.S. Department of Defense project facing typical management oversight questions regarding industrial base planning within defense acquisition. The case centers on the capability and capacity of the defense industrial base to develop and produce body armor for warfighters. The case study incorporates the perspectives from key stakeholders to include commercial industry companies, congressional committees, DoD senior leadership, and the program management/acquisition chain of command. Considerations include the balancing of limited resources against competing priorities, sustaining inventory for wartime readiness, managing the demand for increased capability, and balancing surge requirements with industry capacity. The case study reinforces critical thinking in uncertain environments, documents lessons learned for sound project management, and provides exposure to the complexities of public sector acquisition and body armor manufacture.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.publisherAcquisition Research Programen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAcquisition Management;SYM-AM-22-035-
dc.subjectUS Department of Defense (DoD | USDoD)en_US
dc.subjectDefense Industrial Base (DIB)en_US
dc.subjectBody Armoren_US
dc.subjectCase Studyen_US
dc.subjectUSTRANSCOM Acquisition (US)en_US
dc.titleDefense Industrial Base Analysis: Body Armoren_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
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