With a new perspective on how to conduct business through acquisition reform, the Navy faces infrastructure challenges that are not necessarily in sync with acquisition principles. Historically, the U.S. Navy (Navy hereinafter) has always spearheaded the means of developing design for form, fit, and function of Navy machinery. This leadership role has its roots on the unique requirements that the U.S. Navy has to fulfill its mission. Unfortunately, this process does not always prove to be cost effective since its implementation normally carries heavy restrictions, unique applications, and little competition. This is commonplace for most technology insertion efforts into Navy Ships.

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