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Author Leonard, Robert S.

Title The arsenal ship acquisition process experience : contrasting and common impressions from the contractor teams and joint program office / Robert S. Leonard, Jeffrey A. Drezner, Geoffrey Sommer
Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 142 pages) : illustrations
Summary The Arsenal Ship acquisition program was unique in two respects: it represented a new operational concept for Navy weapon systems, and its management structure and process represented a significant departure from traditional military ship-building programs. The Arsenal Ship program was, in effect, an experiment; while the Navy envisioned an array of mission capabilities for the ship, it set the project budget as the single immovable requirement. In the end, political and financial constraints caused the program's cancellation. Nevertheless, its acquisition approach and technical innovations have already had--and will continue to have--significant influence on other Navy ship-building programs. The lessons learned from the Arsenal Ship program, applied to existing and planned systems, should more than recover the money spent on it
Notes "Prepared for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency."
"National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject United States. Navy -- Procurement.
United States. Navy -- Weapons systems -- Costs
SUBJECT United States. Navy fast
Subject Warships -- United States -- Design and construction
Shipbuilding -- United States
Armed Forces -- Procurement
Warships -- Design and construction
Armed Forces -- Weapons systems -- Costs
United States
Form Electronic book
Author Drezner, Jeffrey A
Sommer, Geoffrey, 1957-
United States. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
LC no. 98052862
ISBN 0585243492