Accession Number : AD0845295

Title :   Major Weapon System Acquisition. An Analysis of DoD Management Arrangements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Meehan, John D. ; Millett, Thomas O.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 184

Abstract : This report examines the various management arrangements between the Department of Defense and contractors for the acquisition of major weapon systems. The purpose was to identify an optimum arrangement. These arrangements, which included a prime contractor and two associate contractor options, were analyzed through interviews of DoD Personnel, evaluated against subjective criteria, and evaluated through a series of statistical tests of contractor performance data. No one management arrangement was found to be optimum; however, each new weapon system should be analyzed against the factors and criteria presented in this report to determine the best management arrangement. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*WEAPON SYSTEMS, CONTRACTS), (*CONTRACTS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT, FEDERAL BUDGETS, MANPOWER, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DECISION MAKING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, SCHEDULING, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, THESES, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE