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Examination of optimal upgrade timing and best value: DoD acquisition of commercial vs. military custom flat panel displays
Author(s): Michael J. Lippitz
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Paper Abstract

This paper proposes a framework for quantitatively balancing the costs, benefits, and risks of alternate upgrade strategies, with Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition of flat panel display as an example. A key issue in DoD Acquisition Reform is the rapid product turnover in commercial markets and the difficulties DoD has traditionally faced in adopting these advances in a timely manner. This paper aims to clarify when commercial technology represents 'best value' to DoD.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3690, Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications, (16 August 1999);
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Michael J. Lippitz, U.S. Department of Defense (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3690:
Cockpit Displays VI: Displays for Defense Applications
Darrel G. Hopper, Editor(s)

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