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The Resource History of acquisition in the Department of Defense

History of acquisition in the Department of Defense

Label
History of acquisition in the Department of Defense
Title
History of acquisition in the Department of Defense
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
GPO
Dewey number
355.80973 qU58Zh 2012
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Converse, Elliott Vanveltner
  • Poole, Walter S.
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Weapons systems
  • United States
  • United States
  • Military research
  • Cold War
  • United States
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Military research
  • Weapons systems
  • United States
Label
History of acquisition in the Department of Defense
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Shipping list nos.: 2012-0283-P (v.1); 2014-0124-P (v.2)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • VOLUME 1. I. WORLD WAR II: A WATERSHED. II. ORGANIZING FOR NATIONAL SECURITY: OSD AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1949. Coordination of Research and Development Prior to the National Security Act ; The Research and Development Board ; Coordination of Procurement Prior to the National Security Act ; The Munitions Board -- III. THE RESPONSE TO WAR: OSD AND ACQUISITION, 1950-1953. Rearmament: Purposes and Organizations ; Requirements Estimates and Production Schedules ; Production Difficulties ; The Attack on Production Delays ; Production Priorities ; Research and Development -- IV. MISSION AND MATERIEL: THE ARMY AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1953. The Army, 1945-1953: An Overview ; Organization for Acquisition ; Research and Development ; Procurement and Production -- V. EMERGENCE OF THE WEAPON SYSTEM CONCEPT: THE AIR FORCE AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1953. The Air Force, 1945-1953: An Overview ; Organizing to Exploit Science and Technology ; Determining Requirements ; Managing the Acquisition Process -- VI. THE AIR FORCE AND THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. Industry Overview ; The Air Force and the Industry's Postwar Crisis ; The Air Force, Boeing, and B-47 Production ; Employment of Retired Military Officers in Industry -- VII. DECENTRALIZATION AND FRAGMENTATION: THE NAVY AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1953. An Overview of the Navy, 1945-1953 ; Organization for Acquisition ; Acquisition of a Nuclear Weapons Delivery Capability ; The Marine Corps and Acquisition: The Amtracs -- VIII. CENTRALIZATION BEGINS: OSD AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Eisenhower Administration and National Defense ; Organization for Acquisition ; The Robertson Committee ; The Acquisition Workforce -- IX. ASCENDANCY OF THE WEAPON SYSTEM CONCEPT: THE AIR FORCE AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Air Force in the 1950s ; Organization for Acquisition ; The Weapon System Concept and the Acquisition Process ; The B-58 Strategic Bomber ; The Weapon System Concept and Ballistic Missiles -- X. TOWARD CENTRALIZATION AND THE SYSTEMS APPROACH: THE NAVY AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Navy in the Eisenhower Years ; Acquisition Organization and Management ; Naval Aviation: Toward the Weapon System Approach -- XI. CREATING A MISSILE AND ROCKET FORCE: THE ARMY AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Nuclear Army of the Eisenhower Era ; Centralization of Research and Development Management ; The Attack on Lead Time ; Missile Acquisition and Industry Relationships
  • VOLUME 2. I. STRATEGIC SETTING: STRIVING FOR FLEXIBILITY. Emphasizing Nuclear Retaliation ; Strategy Changes Quickly, Capability Slowly ; Reworking Nuclear Requirements ; Graduated Pressure: Theory and Practice ; The Industrial Base: Pushing "State of the Art" ; The Political and Economic Environment -- II. BIDDING FOR CONTROL: SECRETARY McNamara AND THE SERVICES. Creating the PPBS and FYDP ; Changing the Locus of Decisionmaking: 1961-1964 ; "System Analysis" Becomes a Fighting Term: 1965-1968 ; Defining the Acquisition Cycle ; Reworking Logistic Guidance ; Contributions of the Defense Supply Agency and the Defense Contract ; Administration Services -- III. THE SHORTCOMINGS OF FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTING. Contracting in the 1950s ; Profit Opportunity: Spur of Efficiency or to Deception? ; The Turn to Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts ; Striving for "Truth" in Cost Estimates ; Challenging the Rationale for Incentives ; Streamlining Procedures ; The Hershey Pricing Conference ; Dissolving the Link Between Incentives and Profits ; Total Package Procurement ; Program Management and the Program Manager -- IV. INNOVATION: COPING WITH THE "UNANTICIPATED UNKNOWNS". Concurrency ; Alternatives: Prototyping or Component Growth ; Case Study: The Mark II Avionics System ; Rating Government versus Private Contributions ; Forecast and Hindsight -- V. THE ARMY RE-EQUIPS ITSELF. The Army Materiel Command ; Choosing a Rifle: M-14 versus AR-15 ; Shillelaghs, Sheridans, and M60s ; Failure of the MBT70 Project ; TOW: A Success Story ; Forward Air Defense: Hits and Misses ; Sergeant: The Perils of Co-contracting ; The Helicopter Comes of Age -- VI. THE AIR FORCE SHIFTS EMPHASIS. General Schriever and Systems Command ; Paradoxes of Aerospace Industry ; Reorienting Tactical Aircraft ; No New Manned Bomber ; Long-range Airlift: C-141 Shines, C-5A Stumbles -- VII. The F-111: A SERIES OF OBSTACLES. A Complex Design Concept ; General Dynamics and the Prime Contract ; Teething Troubles ; The Travails of " Icarus" ; The Navy Scuttles Its Version ; A Disappointing Balance Sheet -- VIII. MANAGING STRATEGIC MISSILE SYSTEMS. Polaris and Poseidon ; Minuteman I, II, and III ; Missile Defense Meets Insuperable Obstacles -- IX. WARSHIPS AND THEIR WEAPONS. The Bureaus to System Commands ; The Shipbuilding Industry ; Nuclear Attack Submarines ; Travails of the Mark 48 Torpedo ; Nuclear-powered Surface Ships ; Destroyers and Escorts: Decisions Delayed ; Troubles of the "3 Ts" -- X. SPACE VENTURES: A MIXED RECORD. Mission Rivalry: DoD and NASA ; Cancellations: Dyna-Soar and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory ; Workhorse: Titan III -- XI. VIETNAM: PROVING GROUND AND GRAVEYARD. Managing Munitions Shortages ; The Advent of "Smart" Bombs ; Rolling Thunder as a Wizard War ; The M-16: Controversy Continues ; Army Helicopters: En Masse ; Marine Helicopters: Unique and Common ; Building an Infiltration Barrier
  • vol. 1.
  • Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960
  • Eliott V. Converse III
  • vol. 2.
  • Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968
  • Walter S. Poole
Control code
794669558
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
volumes (1, 2)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)794669558
Label
History of acquisition in the Department of Defense
Publication
Note
Shipping list nos.: 2012-0283-P (v.1); 2014-0124-P (v.2)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • VOLUME 1. I. WORLD WAR II: A WATERSHED. II. ORGANIZING FOR NATIONAL SECURITY: OSD AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1949. Coordination of Research and Development Prior to the National Security Act ; The Research and Development Board ; Coordination of Procurement Prior to the National Security Act ; The Munitions Board -- III. THE RESPONSE TO WAR: OSD AND ACQUISITION, 1950-1953. Rearmament: Purposes and Organizations ; Requirements Estimates and Production Schedules ; Production Difficulties ; The Attack on Production Delays ; Production Priorities ; Research and Development -- IV. MISSION AND MATERIEL: THE ARMY AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1953. The Army, 1945-1953: An Overview ; Organization for Acquisition ; Research and Development ; Procurement and Production -- V. EMERGENCE OF THE WEAPON SYSTEM CONCEPT: THE AIR FORCE AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1953. The Air Force, 1945-1953: An Overview ; Organizing to Exploit Science and Technology ; Determining Requirements ; Managing the Acquisition Process -- VI. THE AIR FORCE AND THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. Industry Overview ; The Air Force and the Industry's Postwar Crisis ; The Air Force, Boeing, and B-47 Production ; Employment of Retired Military Officers in Industry -- VII. DECENTRALIZATION AND FRAGMENTATION: THE NAVY AND ACQUISITION, 1945-1953. An Overview of the Navy, 1945-1953 ; Organization for Acquisition ; Acquisition of a Nuclear Weapons Delivery Capability ; The Marine Corps and Acquisition: The Amtracs -- VIII. CENTRALIZATION BEGINS: OSD AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Eisenhower Administration and National Defense ; Organization for Acquisition ; The Robertson Committee ; The Acquisition Workforce -- IX. ASCENDANCY OF THE WEAPON SYSTEM CONCEPT: THE AIR FORCE AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Air Force in the 1950s ; Organization for Acquisition ; The Weapon System Concept and the Acquisition Process ; The B-58 Strategic Bomber ; The Weapon System Concept and Ballistic Missiles -- X. TOWARD CENTRALIZATION AND THE SYSTEMS APPROACH: THE NAVY AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Navy in the Eisenhower Years ; Acquisition Organization and Management ; Naval Aviation: Toward the Weapon System Approach -- XI. CREATING A MISSILE AND ROCKET FORCE: THE ARMY AND ACQUISITION, 1953-1960. The Nuclear Army of the Eisenhower Era ; Centralization of Research and Development Management ; The Attack on Lead Time ; Missile Acquisition and Industry Relationships
  • VOLUME 2. I. STRATEGIC SETTING: STRIVING FOR FLEXIBILITY. Emphasizing Nuclear Retaliation ; Strategy Changes Quickly, Capability Slowly ; Reworking Nuclear Requirements ; Graduated Pressure: Theory and Practice ; The Industrial Base: Pushing "State of the Art" ; The Political and Economic Environment -- II. BIDDING FOR CONTROL: SECRETARY McNamara AND THE SERVICES. Creating the PPBS and FYDP ; Changing the Locus of Decisionmaking: 1961-1964 ; "System Analysis" Becomes a Fighting Term: 1965-1968 ; Defining the Acquisition Cycle ; Reworking Logistic Guidance ; Contributions of the Defense Supply Agency and the Defense Contract ; Administration Services -- III. THE SHORTCOMINGS OF FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTING. Contracting in the 1950s ; Profit Opportunity: Spur of Efficiency or to Deception? ; The Turn to Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts ; Striving for "Truth" in Cost Estimates ; Challenging the Rationale for Incentives ; Streamlining Procedures ; The Hershey Pricing Conference ; Dissolving the Link Between Incentives and Profits ; Total Package Procurement ; Program Management and the Program Manager -- IV. INNOVATION: COPING WITH THE "UNANTICIPATED UNKNOWNS". Concurrency ; Alternatives: Prototyping or Component Growth ; Case Study: The Mark II Avionics System ; Rating Government versus Private Contributions ; Forecast and Hindsight -- V. THE ARMY RE-EQUIPS ITSELF. The Army Materiel Command ; Choosing a Rifle: M-14 versus AR-15 ; Shillelaghs, Sheridans, and M60s ; Failure of the MBT70 Project ; TOW: A Success Story ; Forward Air Defense: Hits and Misses ; Sergeant: The Perils of Co-contracting ; The Helicopter Comes of Age -- VI. THE AIR FORCE SHIFTS EMPHASIS. General Schriever and Systems Command ; Paradoxes of Aerospace Industry ; Reorienting Tactical Aircraft ; No New Manned Bomber ; Long-range Airlift: C-141 Shines, C-5A Stumbles -- VII. The F-111: A SERIES OF OBSTACLES. A Complex Design Concept ; General Dynamics and the Prime Contract ; Teething Troubles ; The Travails of " Icarus" ; The Navy Scuttles Its Version ; A Disappointing Balance Sheet -- VIII. MANAGING STRATEGIC MISSILE SYSTEMS. Polaris and Poseidon ; Minuteman I, II, and III ; Missile Defense Meets Insuperable Obstacles -- IX. WARSHIPS AND THEIR WEAPONS. The Bureaus to System Commands ; The Shipbuilding Industry ; Nuclear Attack Submarines ; Travails of the Mark 48 Torpedo ; Nuclear-powered Surface Ships ; Destroyers and Escorts: Decisions Delayed ; Troubles of the "3 Ts" -- X. SPACE VENTURES: A MIXED RECORD. Mission Rivalry: DoD and NASA ; Cancellations: Dyna-Soar and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory ; Workhorse: Titan III -- XI. VIETNAM: PROVING GROUND AND GRAVEYARD. Managing Munitions Shortages ; The Advent of "Smart" Bombs ; Rolling Thunder as a Wizard War ; The M-16: Controversy Continues ; Army Helicopters: En Masse ; Marine Helicopters: Unique and Common ; Building an Infiltration Barrier
  • vol. 1.
  • Rearming for the Cold War, 1945-1960
  • Eliott V. Converse III
  • vol. 2.
  • Adapting to flexible response, 1960-1968
  • Walter S. Poole
Control code
794669558
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
volumes (1, 2)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)794669558

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