Accession Number : ADA293651

Title :   Ethics in DoD Contracting Negotiations. A Model to Address Policy, Procedures, and Practices as They Apply to Both Government and Industry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Horton, Jeffrey C.

PDF Url : ADA293651

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 108

Abstract : Contract negotiations have long been a part of the acquisition process in which opportunities for compromise and ethical dilemmas arise. This thesis concerns the subject of ethical practices in both Government and Industry in contract negotiations. The military culture provides room for some disagreement in the field of ethics, yet there is also much unanimity in the determination of ethical questions both in the society at large, and in the Department of Defense. It is therefore possible to derive a model or standard by which the ethical practices and dilemmas of the contract negotiator may be measured. This thesis addresses the policies, procedures, and practices resulting from the subject of ethics in contract negotiations. It also develops a model of essential elements for practice as derived from an analysis of requirements, regulations, and the current ethical culture of contract negotiations. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *STANDARDS, *ETHICS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, INDUSTRIES, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DECISION MAKING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ECONOMICS, MODELS, COST ANALYSIS, THESES, COSTS, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, REGULATIONS, CULTURE, NEGOTIATIONS, FEDERAL LAW.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Sociology and Law
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE