Accession Number : ADA187864

Title :   An Independent Analysis of the Various Property Administration Techniques Employed Throughout the Department of Defense Contract Administration Function.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Clark, Corby L.

Report Date : SEP 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : This research presents an independent analysis of the relative strengths, weaknesses, and cost effectiveness of the various property administration techniques employed throughout the Department of Defense. Conducted in three phases, Phase I of this research presents an extensive review of recent literature/correspondence and regulatory guidance regarding government property administration. Phase II consisted of the conduct of two written surveys which provide demographic data, data with respect to property administration office structure/workloads, and the opinions of property administration personnel concerning the relative strengths and weaknesses of their respective programs. Phase III consisted of the conduct of structured interviews which provide property administration personnel's perceptions as to the effectiveness of current regulations, the adequacy of buying activity staffing of property issues and suggestions of the improvement of property administration. This research concludes that there is inadequate consideration of property issues upon contract inception, that there are personnel issues within property administration which need to be resolved, and that the regulations which address government property are in need of maintenance to reflect the modern property environment.

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *MILITARY FACILITIES, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, REGULATIONS, THESES, MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE