Accession Number : ADA194209

Title :   Specialized Management Program Impacts on Air Force Systems Command Manning.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Soileau, Randall L

PDF Url : ADA194209

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : There have been numerous calls for reform of the weapon system acquisition process in order to reduce the reporting chains for decisions and to streamline the process. There is today a group of high priority programs that already meet some of the goals espoused by the reformers. The Secretary of the Air Force has authorized such programs to use AF 800-20, Application of Specialized Management. These 'specialized management' programs are classified for the most part. One characteristic of these programs is a small staff with little or no administrative overhead. While they use streamlined procedures and limited reporting chains called for by reformers, there are congressional concerns about aspects of their classified nature, centering around growth in the number of these programs, the chance for overruns, and a perceived lack of oversight at all levels. The result has been legislative solutions that reduce streamlined operations and involve more people in the decision making process. The effect is to require additional manpower authorizations to implement the requirements of law. This study examines the extent to which manpower authorizations may have to increase to accommodate proposed legislation. It concludes that increasing manning for specialized management programs in conjunction with decreasing manning levels for the command will pose a challenge for those who manage their manpower requirements.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *SPECIALISTS, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND, DECISION MAKING, LEGISLATION, MANAGEMENT, MANPOWER, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, REQUIREMENTS, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), WEAPON SYSTEMS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, IMPACT

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE