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Acquisition: Home

April 2020

Search Terms

 Begin by using these keywords in your search engine. 
Use quotes for more exact results.

Acquisition OR Procurement AND "Defense Dept"

"Acquisition Reform" AND (Process OR Initiatives)

"Defense Procurement"

"Rapid Acquisition"

United States - Defense Dept - Procurement

"Weapons Procurement"



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Guide Description

Source: ImageQuest

"The acquisition of new weapon systems is time consuming, expensive and often plagued with performance difficulties as technology is pushed to advance weapon capability. Repeated attempts to procure systems faster, better, and cheaper have failed. However, the budget cuts of the 1990s have forced drastic measures. Acquisition reform could more aptly be named acquisition revolution as the measures being taken are truly revolutionary."*  This guide also serves as a starting point for research on acquisition reform in the United States Defense Dept, and as a resource guide to the books and reading materials for the joint ACSC/AWC elective on rapid acquisition.

This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.

Access to AUL subscription databases is limited to current Air University faculty and students.

*Source:  Brink, Daniel C. (March 1997). Acquisition Reform Why? What? Is It Working? Maxwell AB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 53 p



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