Accession Number : AD0783866

Title :   Analysis of Data Describing Congressional Responses to DOD Budget Requests.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Capra,James Robert

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 308

Abstract : The thesis represents an attempt to characterize Congressional appropriations for Defense procurement and research and development between 1953 and 1973. The approach used involves formulating alternative models of appropriations as a percentage of requests and deriving point and interval estimates for parameters using robust statistical procedures. The results of the analysis lend support to the hypothesis that the response of the Congress to Defense procurement and research and development budget requests has changed considerably, starting in fiscal 1969 and that the Air Force received uniquely favorable action on its research and development budget requests in the 1957-1969 time period. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Department of Defense, *Federal budgets, *Statistical analysis, Military procurement, Allocations, Models, Estimates, Theses

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE