Military Acquisition and Procurement

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Maintaining a military that is prepared to face uncertain future security challenges often requires the acquisition and procurement of new and technologically advanced equipment, which is a major expense for any nation. For decades, RAND has researched and evaluated military acquisition and procurement activities, providing essential recommendations to allow military decisionmakers to manage costs and streamline the acquisition process more effectively.

  • The first U.S. Customs and Border Protection unmanned aerial vehicle in 2004.

    Commentary

    Improving DHS Accountability for Acquisitions

    Apr 22, 2014

    As the House of Representatives considers legislation that would reform the Department of Homeland Security's acquisitions process, an important issues come to the forefront—the need for accountability in the acquisitions process.

  • Unloading cargo from a C-141 Starlifter, photo by Master Sgt. Jon Nicolussi/U.S. Air Force

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    Improving Defense Logistics Agency Supply Chain Agility

    Jan 5, 2015

    The DLA supplies common military items to the armed services and others while seeking to achieve customer service goals and minimize cost. When demand for an item rises unexpectedly, providing effective customer service is challenging, and when demand falls, the DLA can be left with the sunk cost of excess inventory. Continuous attention to supply chain agility is needed.

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