Accession Number : ADA194182

Title :   Congressional Influence on Military Acquisition.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Fousek, Richard J

PDF Url : ADA194182

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The Congress of the United States is charged with the responsibility of overseeing how the Department of Defense acquires material. This study seeks to examine the influence of such institutional factors as committee politics, the subcommittee review process, and the increasing number of professional staffers on defense acquisition. It also explores the extent and nature of political porkbarreling and the effect of congressionally directed procedural reforms. Historical analyses of the C-5A aircraft and the Cruise Missile development are used to show the influence of time, politics, and personalities on military procurement. Conclusions and recommendations are offered as ways to improve the integrity, responsiveness, and efficiency of the defense procurement system.

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *DEFENSE SYSTEMS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, CRUISE MISSILES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, PERSONALITY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, TIME, UNITED STATES, JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE