Accession Number : AD0761508

Title :   Service/OSD Interface in the Initiation of Major Defense Systems Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Barker,Harold Douglas ; Creighton,Charles Benson

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The responsibilities and roles of the Service Components and the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the initiation of defense system acquisition must be clearly defined and well coordinated if the early planning and decision-making are to be sound and effective. Current DOD policies are tending toward clearer definition of these responsibilities and roles, but there are atill improvements which should be made. The thesis reviews the history of management of defense system acquisition, presents the current procedures and practices employed in program initiation, and concludes with specific suggestions for streamlining certain aspects of the system acquisition process which pertain to the initiation of a major defense system. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*CONTRACTS, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*MILITARY PROCUREMENT, LOGISTICS), DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, PLANNING, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE