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Activity title

Comparative Analysis of National Acquisition Processes

Activity Reference

SAS-125

Panel

System Analysis and Studies

Security Classification

NATO UNCLASSIFIED

Status

Active

Activity type

RTG

Start date

2016

End date

2019

Keywords

Comparative Analysis, National Acquisition

Background

Failure in defense acquisition is costly and is defined simply as new equipment approved for development but never being fielded, instead cancelled somewhere in the development process. Acquisition failure is an unacceptable resource drain among NATO Nations in an era when most nations are experiencing shrinking defense budgets.

Objectives

The objective of the project is to create a compendium to help nations improve their national AP by using lessons learned of other nations. Through the open exchange of ideas regarding nations’ APs the final product shall define similarities and differences which can then be leveraged for better coordination between nations for joint projects, and to identify ideas to support continuous process improvement of nations’ APs.

Topics

Review national acquisition modelling and analytical techniques, Identify stakeholder needs & priorities with regard to each nation’s acquisition process, Collect and share national historical acquisition processes, Determine whether risks and life cycle costs are identified and managed, Identify if procedures exist for different types of acquisitions, Identify existing funding procedures and expenditure types, Identify relationship between defense industry and acquisition process and Identify drivers of acquisition process.

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