A survey of Rand research in problems of weapon system procurement. Early work was concerned with analysis of individual issues in the public policy areas. Of late, the emphasis has been shifting from public policy to supply aspects where the concern is more with the impact of major changes in procurement strategy. Not only has research in procurement become increasingly weapon system oriented, but it is felt that many of the institutional problems, such as those connected with regulation, would materially change or perhaps disappear if a procurement strategy were adopted that would promote changes in the present relationship between development and production in industrial organization. 18 pp. Bibliog.
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