Accession Number : AD0772607
Title : The C-5A Acqusition Process: Myth or Muff.
Descriptive Note : Cast study,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Loomis,William H.
Report Date : 08 MAR 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 48
Abstract : The Air Force's $3 billion C-5A Acquisition Program became the target of extensive Congressional criticism and news media distortion, following allegations of a $2 billion overrun made at the Proxmire Hearings on Economy in Government, November 1968. Although the allegations were later proved to have been exaggerated and the actual cost growth thoroughly explained, the damage had been done and the Air Force was compelled to reduce the numbers they were able to buy. The Congressional Hearings held on the C-5A overruns were both exhaustive and complete and all sides to the issues had adequate opportunity to present their case. The testimony of the numerous expert witnesses had appeared before the Congressional Committee provides most of the factual data for the study. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *COSTS, PUBLIC OPINION, MILITARY PROCUREMENT
Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE