Accession Number : ADA140820

Title :   An Analysis of Department of Defense Financial and Acquisition Policies in Support of Military Contingency Requirements.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Proctor,J S ; Sanders,R E

PDF Url : ADA140820

Report Date : Mar 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 882

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to evaluate the viability of the financial and acquisition policies of DOD in support of Military Contingency Requirements. This study explores the historical perspectives, as well as the current contingency authorities, policies, and legislation. This same perspective is also applied in evaluating the salient features of industrial preparedness, economic and social impacts of government defense expenditures, war reserves, strategic stockpiles, and the complexities of funding these policies. This research indicates existing policies viably support the projected requirements of any military contingency short of a war. However, this viability is seriously challenged by: the age and relevance of many statutes; their lack of consolidation; the necessary diversion of funds from needed programs; the reliance upon supplemental appropriations, and the integrity of the defense industrial base. The researchers propose several wide-ranging programs to strengthen military capabilities and readiness.

Descriptors :   *DEFENSE PLANNING, *FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, *ACQUISITION, *POLICIES, *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NATIONAL SECURITY, MILITARY APPLICATIONS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, LEGISLATION, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, THREATS, EMERGENCIES, STOCKPILES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE