Accession Number : AD0707097

Title :   PPBS, SUBOPTIMIZATION, AND DECENTRALIZATION,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Smithies,Arthur

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A theoretical discussion is presented of suboptimization and decentralization to consider the appropriateness of various financial controls, constraints, and incentives in military planning. The analysis is applied to various alternative forms of organization in the Department of Defense: decentralization by services, by service and program, and by services with some reallocation of functions; decentralization by theater; full unification; and decentralization by strengthening the central controls of the present system.

Descriptors :   (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, BUDGETS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DECISION MAKING), OPTIMIZATION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, STANDARDS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE