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Management of Defense Acquisition Projects Rene G. Rendon

Management of Defense Acquisition Projects

Rene G. Rendon

Published September 19th 2008
ISBN : 9781563479502
Hardcover
292 pages
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 About the Book 

Defense acquisition projects cost billions of taxpayer dollar each year. These huge investments, coupled with semmintly perennial criticisms of waste and mismanagement, point out the need for a clearly written guide to the myriad functions and issuesMoreDefense acquisition projects cost billions of taxpayer dollar each year. These huge investments, coupled with semmintly perennial criticisms of waste and mismanagement, point out the need for a clearly written guide to the myriad functions and issues involved in defence acquisition management. This book, written for both students and practtitioners, enables the reader to understand the broad range of disciplines and activities that must be integrated in order to achieve successful acquisition outcomes. Written by academics and practitioners from the Naval Postgraduate School, it provides a basic overview of each functional area that supports defense acquisition projects as well as its application to those projects. These functional areas include systems engineering, financial management, contract management, test and evaluation, production management, and logistics and sustainment. The book also highlights significant issues such as organizational considerations, the defense