Accession Number : ADA300849

Title :   Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, and the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; An Exploratory Study of Aeronautical Systems Center.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUIS ITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Skrodzki, Miro

PDF Url : ADA300849

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This study evaluates strategic planning and performance measurement within Aeronautical Systems Center (AS C) to determine if these processes are conducive to effective implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (OPRA). OPRA is a law that will soon affect every federal government agency, and is intended to redirect government attention from internal activities, processes, and products to external outcomes and results. A review of literature allowed the researcher to identify two elements of strategic planning and performance measurement that are critical to effective implementation of OPRA: measurable strategic goals and objectives related to outcomes; and measurement of external outcomes. Interviews and document analysis were conducted to determine the extent to which these elements exist within ASC. The results of the interviews and document analysis led the researcher to conclude that strategic plans within ASC generally lack external focus, lack measurable goals and objectives, and are not fully implemented. Also lacking is measurement of organizational outcomes. Consequently, these conditions within ASC pose a significant challenge to effective implementation of OPRA.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, *MILITARY PLANNING, MEASUREMENT, MILITARY STRATEGY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), AERONAUTICS, INTERNAL, ATTENTION, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE