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The Business of Systems Integration$
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Andrea Prencipe, Andrew Davies, and Michael Hobday

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199263233

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.001.0001

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Systems Integration in the US Defence Industry

Systems Integration in the US Defence Industry

Who Does It and Why Is It Important?

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The Business of Systems Integration

Eugene Gholz

Oxford University Press

A number of different kind of organizations in the US defence industry claim expertise in systems integration, including major prime contractors that build weapons systems, for-profit and non-profit technical advisors, and government laboratories and organizations that manage weapons acquisition. This chapter describes the supply and demand structure for the various types of systems integration capabilities. It considers various ways of measuring the quality of systems integration capabilities, including the limits of regulatory standards enforcement and of non-market competition among systems integration organizations. It proposes ways to preserve vital systems integration capability in a political economic environment that normally favours spending on production, rather than on project management expertise.

Keywords:   defence industry, weapon systems, capabilities, public policy

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