This thesis examines the various methods the Navy has used to develop and foster competition. It also discusses the economic analysis of using more than one source of supply. Rising costs and budgetary pressures have forced the Navy to reexamine its acquisition process. With the impending force draw down, the Program Manager is faced with reduced quantity requirements. Since the enactment of the Competition in Contracting Act in 1984, the Navy has required the use of dual sources in major weapons systems. However, this method of acquisition may no longer be economically feasible. Faced with reduced requirements and limited resources, the Program Manager must reevaluate the costs and benefits of his acquisition method.
Boger, Dan C. Carrick, Paul M.
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
Naval Postgraduate School
M.S. in Management
Department of Administrative Sciences
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