Federal Research and Development Contract Trends and the Supporting Industrial Base, 2000

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-044

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Acquisition Strategy

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Andrew Hunter, Gregory Sanders, Jesse Ellman, Kaitlyn Johnson

Title: Federal Research and Development Contract Trends and the Supporting Industrial Base, 2000

Published: 2016-05-01

Sponsored By: Acquisition Research Program

Status: Published--Unlimited Distribution

Research Type: Other Research Faculty

Full Text URL: http://acquisitionresearch.org/files/FY2016/SYM-AM-16-044.pdf

Keywords: Research and Development, contract trends, industrial base

Abstract:

As the current budget drawdown has progressed, numerous policy makers and informed observers have expressed concerns about the effect on federal research and development (R&D) efforts. Across the federal government, but particularly within the Department of Defense (DoD), there have been fears that the sharp downturn in federal contract obligations would disproportionately impact the R&D contracting portfolios within individual agencies and their major components. Looking at the period from 2000