Accession Number : AD0609200

Title :   SIGNAL CORPS CONTRACT FIELD TECHNICIAN PROGRAM,

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : SIGNAL CORPS LOGISTICS EVALUATION COMMITTEE PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date : NOV 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 124

Abstract : The object of the research was to review the Signal Corps Contract Field Technician Program to determine whether optimum benefit to the Government and incentive to industry are being achieved. It is assumed that (1) the Army will continue having difficulty in maintaining and operating its equipment entirely through the use of Army personnel as long as the present national policies for military and civil service recruitment and tenure of service prevail; and (2) the constant development and continued issue of improved and increasingly complex equipment will require continuing use of contract field technicians to complement and develop the maintenance capability of military and civil service personnel. It is recommended that the administration of the Program be transferred to USASESA; the procurement function be performed by LPO; the invoice processing and payment be accomplished by the Fiscal and Finance Officer, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; descriptions of requirements be improved; close coordination between the field activities and the administering agency be maintained; better utilization of technicians be accomplished; contractual provisions be revised to increase the capability of the Program to the fullest extent possible; and a pool of contract field technicians be established at USASESA.

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT), (*ARMY EQUIPMENT, MAINTENANCE), (*MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, ARMY EQUIPMENT), ARMY OPERATIONS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, TECHNICIANS, ARMY PERSONNEL, RECRUITING, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, ARMY TRAINING, COSTS, ARMY PROCUREMENT, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SALARIES, ARMY BUDGETS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE