This fifth edition of Introduction to Defense Acquisition Management provides an update of the regulatory framework in the 23 October 2000 versions of Department of Defense Directive 5000.1 and Department of Defense Instruction 5000.2, governing the Defense acquisition system. Commentary is provided on emerging trends and initiatives such as the Revolution in Military Affairs, the Revolution in Business Affairs, the reduction of Total Ownership Cost of systems, use of commercial products and commercial business practices, evolutionary acquisition strategies, open systems acquisition, program protection, interoperability and others.
This pamphlet is designed to be both a
comprehensive introduction to the world of Defense systems acquisition
management for the newcomer, and a refresher for the practitioner who has been
away from the business for a few years. It focuses on Department of
Defense-wide management policies and procedures, not on the details of any
specific Defense system.
This pamphlet is based on numerous source
documents. For the reader who wishes to dig deeper into this complex area, a
list of worldwide web internet sites is provided after the last chapter.
Every attempt has been made to minimize
acronyms. Commonly used terms are spelled out first time used in each chapter.
More difficult, or rarely used terms, are spelled out each time for ease of
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