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Accession Number ADA564403
Title Been There, Done That. Got the T-Shirt, Mug, and Hat.
Publication Date Oct 2011
Media Count 5p
Personal Author J. Krieger J. Pritchard S. Spoutz
Abstract In his Better Buying Power memorandum, the under secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) told us: 'We must therefore strive to achieve what economists call productivity growth: in simple terms, to DO MORE WITHOUT MORE.' He outlined several ways to accomplish that goal, which is not an easy one. We offer examples of successful implementation from defense acquisitions we have worked. Some might be appropriate for an effort you are pursuing, and others not. Ultimately, you need to be flexible in pursuing the art of the possible. As you do so, we offer a suggestion: get industry partners involved early. They can provide many innovative suggestions. And ultimately, they will be responsible for making your program a success. So let's start at the beginning of the memorandum and work toward the back. We won't be stopping everywhere; there's not enough space in a single article to do so.
Keywords Affordability
Bureaucracy reduction
Cash flow
Cost growth control
Cost reduction
Defense enterprise programs
Defense industry
Department of defense
Design to cost
Industry exchanges
Innovation incentives
Milestone budgeting
Military budgets
Military procurement
Nonproductive processes reduction
Payment arrangements
Productivity incentives
Project management
Special termination cost clause
Termination liability

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
96 - Business & Economics
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Defense Acquisition Univ., Fort Belvoir, VA.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1303
Contract Number N/A

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