Defense Procurement and Public Utility Regulation
George R. Hall
First published in 1968, this article examines possible change in the government procurement regulatory framework that could conceivably confer public utility status on the producers of major weapon systems. The author posits that applying public utility regulation could not ameliorate the regulatory problem, and the best solution to procurement regulation is to minimize the need for it.
Hall, G. R. (1968/2019). Defense procurement and public utility regulation. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(4), 316–336. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-822.26.04
Defense Procurement and Public Utility Regulation: A 21st-Century Re-examination
Philip C. Koenig
This article revisits George R. Hall’s work and discusses motives for the public utility model. The author provides some historical background and current perspective, and ultimately finds that Hall’s 20th-century recommendations remain viable 50 years later for the 21st century, albeit for some reasons not originally envisioned.
Koenig, P. C. (2019). Defense procurement and public utility regulation: A 21st-century re-examination. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(4), 338–347. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-839.26.04
Air Force Space Programs: Comparing Estimates to Final Development Budgets
Capt Christopher J. Elworth, USAF, Edward D. White, Jonathan D. Ritschel, and Maj Gregory E. Brown, USAF
Using descriptive statistics and confidence intervals, the authors investigate and determine how estimates for development budgets vary from the actual development budgets over time for Defense Department space programs.
Elworth, C. J, White, E. D., Ritschel, J. D., & Brown, G. E. (2019). Air Force space programs: Comparing estimates to final development budgets. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(4), 348–379. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.19-828.26.04
Evaluating Business Models Enabling Organic Additive Manufacturing for Maintenance and Sustainment
Ashley N. Totin and Brett P. Connor
This research examines the spare parts data business models allowing the government to produce parts on demand (i.e., only when required versus long-term warehousing) and at the point-of-need using additive manufacturing. The research includes a survey of acquisition and engineering professionals within government and industry, and an analysis using an aviation case study.
Totin, A. N., & Connor, B. P. (2019). Evaluating business models enabling organic additive manufacturing for maintenance and sustainment. Defense Acquisition Research Journal, 26(4), 380–410. https://doi.org/10.22594/dau.18-815.26.04
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