Reforming Mil-Specs: The Navy Experience with Military Specifications and Standards Reform

Reforming Mil-Specs: The Navy Experience with Military Specifications and Standards Reform

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ISBN-13: 9780833028860
Publisher: Rand Publishing
Publication date: 07/13/2001
Pages: 37
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Completing U.S. Navy Military Specifications and Standards Reform (MSSR): Issues and Problems
Outline
MSSR: A Critical Underpinning of DoD's Integrated AR Strategy
Cost Savings on Custom-Designed Radar Components are Significant
Huge Cost Premiums Are Paid For Mil-Spec Parts Screening
Problem Definition
Status of USN MSSR Actions By Disposition Categories
Status of MSSR Actions By SYSCOM
NAVAIR and NAVSEA Status by Category
Differing MSS Dispositions Help Explain Schedule Differences
Pre-Reform Mil-Spec/Stds and MSSR Dispositions by Organization
Mil-Spec/Stds Disposition Percentages: Comparing Workload Categories
Pre- and Post-MSSR Ownership of Specs and Standards
Hypotheses Explaining Differences in Outcomes
Hypothesis 1.Organization and Funding: Centralized Top-Down Management for USAF and USA
Hypothesis 1.US Navy: Decentralized Implementation and Funding control
Hypothesis 2.NAVAIR/NAVSEA Acquisition Organizational "Cultures
Hypothesis 3.Differences in Implementation Strategies: USAF's "Recoverable" Strategy
Hypothesis 3.Differences in Implementation Strategies: USA's Variation on the Same Theme
Hypothesis 3.Differences in Implementation Strategies: Some Observations on USAF/USA Approaches
Hypothesis 3.NAVAIR and NAVSEA Strategies
Hypothesis 4.NAVAIR and NAVSEA Rationale: Differences Based on Substantive Issues
Hypothesis 4.DLA Planned Disposition and Status as of February 1999
Elements Affected by Determination of Correct Hypothesis(ses)
Basic Options for USN Acquisition Reform Office and Some Potential Pitfalls
NextSteps
Additional Data and Research Support Requirements
CONCLUSION

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