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  • AF Policy Directive 90-9: Operational Risk Management, 1 April 2000
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    How the contractual process influences the effort.


    • Does the contract include requirements for necessary engineering and management processes and policies?

    • Are there multiple contractors involved in the program?
      • Did analysis determine who best to do integration - government or contractor?
      • Is the Government responsible for integration?
      • Is a Prime Contractor responsible for integration?
      • Has an integration contract been authorized, planned, and implemented?

    • Is the contractor able to complete agreed to functionality within defined guidelines?

    • Are there sufficient incentives?

    • Is the Government aware of the work required to complete the job within budget and schedule?

    • Is the Government monitoring the work performed?
      • Did analysis determine the work required?
      • Did past experience determine the work required?

    • Can the Government and Contractor reach agreement on:
      • program requirements?
      • test results?
      • warranty responsibility?

    • Is Government able to discuss the work program with people doing the job?
      • even when subcontracted by Prime Contractor?

    • Is the subcontract management evaluated sufficiently?

    • Are specific items that used to be under military standards identified and managed?

    • Do the Government-purchased data packages follow contractor-unique manufacturing processes?

    • Are the Government-purchased data packages reproducible?

    • Is reprocurement data available in time for production?

    • Do the following have good relationships:
      • Government and Contractor?
      • Contractor and Integrator?
      • Contractor and Subcontractor?

    • Does the Contractor pro-actively:
      • identify Diminishing Manufacturing Source (DMS) parts?
      • solve Diminishing Manufacturing Source (DMS) issues?

    • Does the Contractor have a good process to manage changes in the program?

    • Can the Contractor be downsized or bought out?

    • Is system engineering expertise available at the contractor facility?

    • Are the key personnel cited by the contractor in his proposal actually performing on the contract?

    • Do the contractor personnel available under the contract have the skills necessary to develop or integrate the system?

    • Will the contractor be able to hire for the production run?

    • Will skilled personnel be re-allocated if contract is too small?

    • Was the program baselined prior to contract award?

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