Systems Acquisition Directives and Instructions

The acquirer of large-scale systems, such as those procured by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), has an extremely complex job. Some of this was alluded to before with respect to the essentials of the systems acquisition process. The DoD has issued a directive and instruction that provide policies and procedures for the acquisition of military systems [2.8, 2.9, 2.10], stating that ''acquisition programs shall be managed with the goal to optimize total system performance and reduce the cost of ownership.'' These standards are rather voluminous but are required reading for those organizations that are producing systems for the DoD.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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