Accession Number : AD0892652

Title :   Evolution of the Data Proliferation Problem within Major Air Force Acquisition Programs.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTIC S

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Robert G.

Report Date : AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 112

Abstract : Excessive documentation submitted during the acquisition of major weapon systems has been a continuing concern to top DOD and aerospace industry officials for some time. This study provided a documented retrospection necessary for understanding and insight into the problem of data proliferation. It described DOD acquisition and source selection strategies as well as SPO management procedures that have affected the submission of data for contract proposal and program management over the past two decades. It concluded, paradoxically, that the shorter the amount of time allowed for competitive design definition, and the more intense the competition, the more data submitted. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, WEAPON SYSTEMS, LOGISTICS, CONTRACTS, SELECTION, REPORTS, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, THESES, AIR FORCE BUDGETS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE