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Management perspectives pertaining to root cause analyses of Nunn-McCurdy breaches Vol. 4: program manager tenure, oversight of acquisition category II programs, and framing assumptions

Management perspectives pertaining to root cause analyses of Nunn-McCurdy breaches Vol. 4: program manager tenure, oversight of acquisition category II programs, and framing assumptions

Arena, Mark V., author; Kavanagh, Jennifer, 1981- author; Sollinger, Jerry M., author; McKernan, Megan, author; Tremblay, Daniel, author; Wong, Carolyn, 1952- author; Nemfakos, Charles Panagiotis, author; Doll, Abby, author; Blickstein, Irv, 1939- author; McCaffrey, Daniel F., author; Drezner, Jeffrey A., author

Concern with cost overruns in major defense acquisition programs led Congress to direct investigation of the root causes of overruns in programs that have breached Nunn-McCurdy thresholds. The authors calculate program manager tenure to determine whether tenures have lengthened since policy guidance was issued in 2005 and 2007. They also address the question of whether existing decentralized systems used to track the cost growth and performance of acquisition category II programs are sufficient or whether additional centralized guidance and control from the Office of the Secretary of Defense are warranted. A third question deals with the management of cost and schedule risk and whether the identification of key assumptions, which the authors call framing assumptions, could be a useful risk management tool

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2013

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Statement of responsibility: Mark V. Arena, Irv Blickstein, Abby Doll, Jeffrey A. Drezner, James G. Kallmani, Jennifer Kavanagh, Daniel F. McCaffrey, Megan McKernan, Charles Nemfakos, Rena Rudavsky, Jerry M. Sollinger, Daniel Tremblay, Carolyn Wong
ISBN: 0833082051, 0833083791, 9780833082053, 9780833083791
Note: Print version.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-115).
Note: "RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 115 pages) : color illustrations
Subject: Defense contracts United States.; United States. Department of Defense Procurement Costs.; United States Armed Forces Equipment Costs.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom.; United States Armed Forces Weapons systems Costs.
Local note: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Open Access

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Program Manager Tenure
  3. Oversight of ACAT II Programs
  4. Framing Assumptions
  5. Conclusions.