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The following links are provided for research and information purposes only to be used by students, faculty and staff.
If you are researching a specific defense acquisition program, please see our recently created Defense Acquisition Program Research Guide.
About This Page
This page provides links to sites of interest to the Acquisition, Contract Management, Financial Management and related curricula at the Naval Postgraduate School. You should also consult other Library web pages, particularly the Subject Guides by Topic, Databases, Resources for the Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, and Transportation Logistics pages.
Acquisition Research Program
The NPS Acquisition Research Program provides leadership in innovation, creative problem solving and an ongoing dialogue, contributing to the evolution of DoD acquisition strategies. This site includes a link to many of their Publications,
Acquisition Community Connection
Communities of practice for various acquisition career fields and special interest groups.
Acquisition Streamlining and Standardization Information System (ASSIST)
Download Military and Federal Specifications Standards, Commercial Item Descriptions, Qualified Manufacturers, and Qualified Products Lists. There is no charge for the required registration.
AT&L Defense Acquisition Portal.
Provides the most current acquisition policy and guidance for all DoD services and agencies.
Defense Acquisition History Project
Defense Acquisition University
Training and other resources for the Defense Acquisition Workforce.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
DARPA is the central research and development organization for DoD. It manages and directs selected basic and applied research and development projects.
Defense Contract Management Agency
Defense Information Systems Agency
Describes the structure and mission of DISA and its core mission areas, links to relevant DoD publications, and lots more.
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Defense Modeling and Simulation Coordination Office (M&SCO)
Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy
Defense Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy (MIBP)
Recent Releases includes pdf files for reports such as Foreign Sources of Supply: Assessment of the US Defense Industrial Base, Annual Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress, and more.
Department of Defense Acquisition Resources and Analysis
Directorate for Information Operations and Reports - Procurement Reports and Data Files
Provides various statistics on Prime Contract Awards, historical DoD procurement dollar values, number of DoD contractors, and more.
DoD Contracts (from DefenseLink)
Provides a daily listing of DoD contracts valued at $5 million or more for the past 30 days, with a link to an archive for older contract announcements.
DoD Financial Management Regulation
DoD Inspector General Audit and Evaluation Reports
The DoD Inspector General is responsible for conducting, supervising, monitoring and initiating audits and investigations of the programs and operations of DoD. Many of their reports are available full-text online, and the Library owns many in print.
EDA (Department of Defense Electronic Document Access)
Federal employees, government support contractors and vendors can register for this site which is the required repository for DoD contracts. Registered users can access the full text of contracts, contract modifications, contract deficiency reports, and other contract documents.
Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs)
This site links to SARs from 1969 - present.
SAR summary reports and news releases or memoranda for correspondents are also available by searching the news area of Defenselink. These reports, which are issued annually (with quarterly updates), summarize the costs of major defense acquisition programs. The news releases provide additional background information on selected programs.
UnderSecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics [USD(A&T)] ACQWeb
Official web site of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Provides information on USD functions, activities, projects and documents.
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Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Contracting Laboratory's Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Site
View the FAR, DFARS, regulatory changes, and more.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (SAF/AQ)
Information about Air Force Acquisition programs, training, reform, policy, personnel and more.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller)
Link to Air Force Comptroller magazine, Air Force financial management newsletters, other Air Force agencies. Note that some of the links don't seem to work from non-Air Force domains.
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Army Acquisition Support Center
This site is designed to assist members of the AAC and the acquisition workforce in obtaining information related to their professional development. Find career opportunities, career development guidelines, career management updates, professional publications, education and training opportunities and acquisition career management contacts.
Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Acquisition Center
Army contracting business opportunities, acquisition reform information, and training and development resources.
Army Financial Management
Sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller (ASA (FM&C)), this site provides links of interest to Army resource managers.
Army Single Face to Industry(ASFI) Acquisition Business Web Site
Established by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, this site provides information and interfacing for contractors interested in doing business with the Army.
Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (Army Acquisition)
The U.S. Army's MANPRINT (MANpower and PeRsonnel INTegration) program is designed to ensure that the soldier and unit needs are considered throughout the entire system acquisition process and life cycle. The site provides links to publications, regulations, speeches and other resources.
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DoN Acquisition One Source
Naval Center for Cost Analysis
Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP)
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Aggregates federal acquisition content by providing one website for regulations, systems, resources, opportunities, and training.
Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System
Federally sponsored educational and other resources for federal acquisition and contract management personnel.
Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS) Next Generation
Site requires free registration. Once you have registered you will have access to information about more than 12 million contract actions from across the Federal government.
Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The Government Accountability Office is the investigative arm of Congress. It produces reports on a wide range of subjects of interest to Congress, including many that are defense-related. All publicly released GAO reports from 1995 onward are available full text. We own many in print as well.
General Services Administration Homepage
This free federal government site provides a single searchable interface for finding Federal contract awards including the name of the entity receiving the award, the amount of the award, the information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc., the location of the entity receiving the aware, and more.
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Free site content includes news, advice, "how to" articles, a bid search engine, and a database of US-based government vendors.
Contains, among other items, current news of interest to those involved with government contracting, the Commerce Business Daily, FACNET, FIRMR, DLAR, a guide to codes and acronyms, Cost Accounting standards, information on teaming opportunities, agency publications, lists of contracting officials, 8(a) certified firms by various criteria, the U.S. Budget, use an interactive Yellow Pages with experts in various fields. You must register to use most features, but there is no charge for registering or using.
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Full text articles from Army AL&T, which is published bi-monthly by the Army Acquisition Support Center (USAASC)
Defense Acquisition Review Journal
Formerly Acquisition Review Quarterly. Full text articles from Defense Acquisition University's quarterly journal from 1994 to the present.
Monthly journal on COTS military acquisition topics. Current issues not available online. Articles from past issues are available full text as pdf files. Print subscriptions are free. Details provided on the site.
Defense AT&L (Acquisition, Technology & Logistics)
Bi-monthly magazine from Defense Acquisition University, replacing Program Manager in Jan/Feb 2004.
Search opportunities to do business with the Federal government.
Government Computer News
Full text articles and other links pertaining to e-government as well as other subjects of interest to the federal information technology community.
Full text news articles and abstracts of reports of interest to federal managers.
International Journal of Defense Acquisition Management
IJDAM is an online, interdisciplinary journal that will begin publishing in 2008. It is jointly published and supported by the Acquisition Research Program of the Naval Postgraduate School, and the Defence College of Management and Technology at Cranfield University.
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National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
Links to Association and contracting-related news, publications, professional education and other resources.
National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)
Links to Association news, National Defense magazine, a list of acquisition links, and more.
Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
SEI is a federally funded research and development center established by the Department of Defense to address the transition of software engineering technology. A component of Carnegie Mellon University, it is sponsored by the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics.
Software Program Managers Network
Links to many useful full-text documents for managers of DoD software acquisition programs. Guidebooks, lessons learned, and more.
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Defense Acquisition University Acquisition Websites of Interest
Short list of defense acquisition-related links
FedSpending.org (from Center for Effective Government, formerly OMB Watch)
See particularly their Contracts database, which allows you to search federal contracts by contractor, location, and contracting agency.
Project on Government Oversight
POGO, formerly Project on Military Procurement
POGO "is an independent nonprofit that investigates and exposes corruption in order to achieve a more accountable federal government. The site includes link to full text reports, a "federal contractor misconduct database," a weblog focusing on investigating government corruption, and more.
Seven Steps to Performance-Based Services Acquisition
For anyone interested in performance-based contracting this site is a gold mine. It not only explains the process in detail but it also has a superb library of relevant federal regulations and policies and a helpful list of links to various government agency performance-based contracting sites.
See particularly their publications on Infrastructure and Transportation, and National Security.
Where in Federal Contracting
Excellent selection of links for those interested in Federal and DoD acquisition and contracting.
(all links checked and updated 2013.09.23)
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