Accession Number : ADA263645

Title :   Criteria for Evaluating Defense Transition Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Schwartz, Lawrence

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Government assistance programs have been designed to aid individuals, industry, and communities in making the transition from defense-related to civilian pursuits. Some of these programs have operated for many years (especially those for disadvantaged workers), but they may require modification in order to meet special defense-related needs. Other assistance programs are entirely new legislative initiatives and they may require further design before they can be implemented effectively. Controlled experiments have been used to help evaluate disadvantaged worker and other nondefense assistance programs. But, many operational transition programs as well as new programs, by definition, have not benefited or cannot benefit from controlled experiments. To fill that void, we have developed evaluation criteria to identify strengths/weaknesses, suggest improvements, and determine likely success/failure of the defense transition programs. We demonstrate how these evaluation criteria can be used by applying them to two transition programs.... Defense conversion, Assistance programs, Objectives, Legislation, Regulations, Public agency roles, Delivery mechanisms, Efficiency.

Descriptors :   *COMMUNITIES, *CONVERSION, *TRANSITIONS, BENEFITS, DELIVERY, EFFICIENCY, FAILURE, INDUSTRIES, LEGISLATION, MODIFICATION, REGULATIONS, ECONOMICS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE