Accession Number : ADA113832

Title :   The Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Incremental Programming Policy at Department of Defense In-House RDT&E Activities.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Merlo,Carolyn

PDF Url : ADA113832

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The evolution of the Congressional 'power of the purse' led to more Congressional control of the Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. One method of control was the RDT&E Incremental Programming Policy. The impact and implementation of the Policy at Department of Defense in house RDT&E Activities is examined in this report. Questionnaires and interviews were used for research data. Conclusions are that the RDT&E Incremental Programming Policy has had an impact at these Activities. However, administrative implementation within the Air Force, Army and Navy has had no major effect. Responses between the services to particular issues are different. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Planning programming budgeting, *Research management, *Management planning and control, *Policies, Military research, Federal budgets, Allocations, Congress, Management, Planning, Systems analysis, Test and evaluation, Efficiency, Questionnaires, Perception, Attitudes(Psychology), Department of Defense, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE