Future Contracting for Availability

Report Number: SYM-AM-16-048

Series: Acquisition Management

Category: Global Cooperation & Competition

Report Series: Symposium Proceedings

Authors: Lou Kratz, Bradd Buckingham

Title: Future Contracting for Availability

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-16-048.pdf

Keywords: Outcomes Based Service Contracting


The United States faces unprecedented national security threats in an environment of continued federal budget limitations. The U.S. military must modernize its force to deter near-peer competitors and unstable states, while maintaining high readiness to deter and defeat extreme violent organizations. These factors put significant pressure on research, development, and procurement accounts to field critically needed capabilities in a time of overwhelming demands on resources. These challenges are not unique to the United States. Many of our allies, faced with these same defense modernization and readiness issues, created new public