Defense Acquisition Reform: Status and Current Issues Metadata

Metadata describes a digital item, providing (if known) such information as creator, publisher, contents, size, relationship to other resources, and more. Metadata may also contain "preservation" components that help us to maintain the integrity of digital files over time.


  • Main Title Defense Acquisition Reform: Status and Current Issues


  • Author: Grasso, Valerie Bailey
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2002-09-05


  • English


  • Content Description: The end of the Cold War and its impact on defense spending has created a strong need to reform Department of Defense’s (DOD) acquisition system. With procurement spending down, DOD expects to depend on savings from acquisition reform to help finance future force modernization. Policymakers believe that DOD should use more commercial products because, in many instances, they cost less and their quality is comparable to products built according to DOD military specifications. Many such reform proposals are based on recognition that DOD regulatory barriers and a Cold War acquisition “culture” have inhibited the introduction of commercial products.
  • Physical Description: 18 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense economics
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Defense procurement
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Public contracts


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: IB96022
  • Accession or Local Control No: IB96022 2002-09-05
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metacrs2397