It is immediately obvious that the effort put into this work was monumental. The foreword by Dr. J. Ronald Fox states that “management of defense acquisition has slowly improved, but not without painful periods of recreating and re-experiencing acquisition management problems of the past. . . . It is my belief that the painful periods have resulted to a significant degree from the absence of a compre- hensive history of defense acquisition or even a formal record of lessons learned.”
"History of Acquisition in the Department of Defense, vol. 1, Rearming for theCold War, 1945–1960,,"
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