Accession Number : ADA215645

Title :   An Analysis of the Defense Security Assistance Agency's Transportation Pricing Policy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Montgomery, E. J.

Report Date : SEP 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : Current laws and regulations governing the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program require full cost reimbursement from the purchasing government. The Defense Security Assistance Agency's (DSAA's) current transportation pricing policy may result in transportation charges which do not reflect the actual cost of providing the service. This situation violates the intent of current regulations and causes considerable customer dissatisfaction. This thesis traces the development of the current transportation pricing policy, and evaluates that policy in terms of legislative requirements for cost recovery. It provides alternative transportation pricing models and discusses the applicability of those models to the FMS program. The thesis provides alternatives for compliance with current legislative and regulatory requirements, and suggests further research into the FMS customers' requirements. (KR)

Descriptors :   *COST ANALYSIS, *COST MODELS, *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION, COSTS, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, LEGISLATION, POLICIES, RECOVERY, REGULATIONS, REQUIREMENTS, THESES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE