Table of Contents

PREFACE......................................................................................................................................iv

PREAMBLE - BASELINING THE STUDY...............................................................................................1

CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION.........................................................................................................5

CHAPTER 2 - WHAT CAME BEFORE.................................................................................................5

CHAPTER 3 - BEST BUSINESS PRACTICES COME TO DEFENSE..........................................................13

CHAPTER 4 - THE AIR FORCE INVENTS TOTAL PACKAGE PROCUREMENT..........................................18

CHAPTER 5 - THE NAVY JOINS UP.................................................................................................36

CHAPTER 6 - ENDING IN A "THUD"..............................................................................................62

CHAPTER 7 - ELSEWHERE IN THE NAVY - THE CGNs.......................................................................64

CHAPTER 8 - LESSONS IN NEED OF LEARNING..............................................................................69

CHAPTER 9 - THE WAY AHEAD?....................................................................................................76

APPENDIX - MECHANICS OF A FIXED-PRICE-INCENTIVE CONTRACT.................................................79

REFERENCES..............................................................................................................................81

INTERVIEWS...............................................................................................................................83

ENDNOTES................................................................................................................................84

STUDY AUTHORS........................................................................................................................96