Accession Number : ADA194047

Title :   The Program Executive Officer (PEO) Concept: How Can we Make it Work?

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Derks, Lawernce L , Jr

PDF Url : ADA194047

Report Date : 16 Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : In 1986, the most sweeping reforms of the United States Military establishment since the Department of Defense was established in 1949, was mandated both by act of Congress and by Presidential Directive. Public Law (PL) 99-433, commonly called the Goldwater Nichols Reorganization Act, and National Security Decision Directive 219 formed the basis and direction of the reorganization. One of the key provisions of these documents was to streamline the acquisition process within the Department of Defense and to make it operate more like a commercial operation. The PEO Concept grew from this guidance. This study will review the legislative and administrative developments that led to the formation of the PEOs and to attempt to derive their intent. It will then trace the policy enactment at various levels to evaluate how well the current Army policies concerning the PEO implementation comply with that intent. Additionally, it will discuss the viability of the program, using as a basis for analysis, previous historical experience, current resourcing problems, and structural problems. Finally it will draw conclusions concerning the potential for success of the PEO concept as now implemented and recommend changes that should be made to improve its chances for meeting the stated intent of improving the acquisition process.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, ARMY, COMMERCE, DECISION MAKING, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EXECUTIVE ROUTINES, FEDERAL LAW, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), OFFICER PERSONNEL, OPERATION, POLICIES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE