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Acquisition Process for U.S. Navy Shipbuilding, Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO)

In the illustration below, learn how nGAP’s Open Acquisition System (OAS) manages the lifecycle of US Navy acquisitions for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of a typical warship. Drilling down on individual illustration elements will reveal how our real-time acquisition process reduces cycle time and cost to significantly contribute to fleet readiness.

*This illustration is a conceptual representation

Beginning with Congressional appropriations and ending with invoice payments, all procured goods or services have a cost, whether for a single bolt or an entire aircraft carrier. During a typical project there are changes in objectives, priorities, specifications, and timing, all with associated debits and credits. Funding citations—or in government jargon, “fund cites”—keep track of the money, and OAS keeps track of the who, what, when, where, and why of all funding citations, providing actionable data, in real time and down to the penny, for all stakeholders.

*This illustration is a conceptual representation

Nothing is perfectly static in shipbuilding, maintenance and modernization; changes are the rule rather than the exception. The history of funding citations is a seemingly endless listing of every action that modifies and justifies every penny of project cost, every source of funding and every element of financial and contractual documentation. The OAS fund cite history is the real time and searchable source of all actions that affected the scope, delivery, and cost of the project.

*This illustration is a conceptual representation

The fund cite transaction log distills the historic details of the project into a logical and big picture record of how the project proceeded from inception to final delivery. It is a summary of the financial changes during the execution of the project. Real time records are instantly available for analysis and reporting in OAS.

*This illustration is a conceptual representation

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