Program Duration, Funding Climate, and Acquisition Policy (Conference Presentation)

April, 2020
IDA document: NS D-13165
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
David L. McNicol See more authors
This presentation describes a test of whether individual characteristics of major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs) respond to changes in acquisition funding climate and acquisition policy, using program duration as an example. A weak negative association was found between funding climate and program duration for a sample of 86 MDAPs. Changes in acquisition policy, however, were not significantly associated with duration.