Accession Number : ADA134284

Title :   Quality Assurance Initiatives for the Navy's Commercial Activities Program.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ortel,Timothy Lee ; Mather,Richard Increase , Jr

PDF Url : ADA134284

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 237

Abstract : The implementation of OMB Circular A-76 to secure cost savings by federal agencies has resulted in increased contracting out of Commerical Activities (CA) formerly performed by the government workforce. This thesis examines the background of the A-76 policy and describes its requirements. Implementation of the CA program, particularly by NAVFAC, is investigated in detail. An A-76 emphasis on cost effective government operations has fostered the application of statistical quality assurance techniques for CA service contract administration. These are presented, as well as an overview of extrapolated deductions based on sampling techniques. Finally, improvements in organization staffing and structure are examined. The study recommends increased usage of statistical quality assurance, more comprehensive planning and budgeting of inspection resources, and the formation of centralized CA contract administration organizations at the field activity level. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Contract administration, *Navy, *Quality assurance, Management planning and control, Resource management, Planning programming budgeting, Policies, Requirements, Cost effectiveness, Inspection, Quality control, Statistical analysis, Organizations, Theses

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE