Accession Number : AD0783526

Title :   Sealift Procurement and National Security (SPANS) Study. Part IV. Alternative Procurement Systems.

Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION) WASHINGTON D C

Report Date : 02 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 180

Abstract : This section of SPANS focuses on the DOD procurement system for carriage of DOD container and shipping agreement cargoes by the U. S. Flag berth term industry. The U. S. Flag industry is of great importance to the Department of Defense as an integral part of its mobilization base for contingency situations and for the carriage of peacetime cargoes. As explained in Part I-B of SPANS, there is an interrelationship between the DOD procurement system and the U. S. Flag Fleet. This section further explores this interrelationship. The section also examines alternative procurement systems which might fulfill the objectives of SPANS.

Descriptors :   *Military transportation, *Merchant vessels, *Procurement, *Department of Defense, Agreements, Cargo ships, Policies, Cost analysis

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE