Accession Number : ADA288400

Title :   Ethics in an Acquisition Environment: C-17 Case Study.

Descriptive Note : Research rept. Aug 93-Apr 94,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Heil, Michael L.

PDF Url : ADA288400

Report Date : APR 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : In January 1993, the Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD 10) released a report that recommended disciplinary action against five Air Force officials for ethical misconduct and mismanagement on the C-17 cargo aircraft program in 1990. The accused officials vehemently denied the charges. This case study examines the ethical pressures on acquisition officials with an emphasis on the accusations of misconduct on the C-17 program. The study analyzes the C-17 case for lessons learned and examines the possible effects of proposed acquisition reforms on the ethical environment for program managers.

Descriptors :   *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE, LESSONS LEARNED, ACQUISITION, CASE STUDIES, ETHICS.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE