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Software Acquisition: A Comparison of DoD and Commercial Practices

  • October 1994
  • By Jack R. Ferguson, Michael E. DeRiso
  • This 1994 report compares best commercial practice with Department of Defense (DoD) processes for acquiring software and recommends some steps that can be taken to streamline DoD software acquisitions to minimize overall life-cycle costs.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
    CMU/SEI Report Number: CMU/SEI-94-SR-009
  • Abstract

    This paper will compare best commercial practice with the current Department of Defense (DoD) processes for acquiring software and to recommend some steps that can be taken to streamline DoD software acquisitions to minimize overall life-cycle costs.

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