Accession Number : ADA328939

Title :   Quality of Commercial Activities Inventory Report.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Greenberg, Isidore M. ; O'Meara, Norman T.

PDF Url : ADA328939

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The annual Commercial Activities Inventory (CAI) Report provides a detailed functional inventory of in-house civilian and military personnel performing commercial activities. Personnel performing 'inherently governmental' functions, as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (0MB), are excluded from the CAI. The purpose of this study was to determine whether renewed interest in outsourcing has improved the CAI reports submitted by Department of Defense (DoD) components. We found that the outsourcing initiative has not changed the propensity of the DoD components to use the inherently governmental shield to protect the in-house work force from exposure to outsourcing consideration. In fact, the proportion of the U.S. civilian work force classified as commercial dropped from 42 percent in September 1994 to 38 percent in June 1996 and the military work force classified as commercial dropped from 22 percent to 14 percent. The report also examines three defense agencies that report either no commercial activities or a low percentage of such activities, namely the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Defense Logistics Agency, and the Defense Investigative Service. We conclude that most of the work force of these agencies is commercial rather than inherently governmental.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCE, *INVENTORY, FUNCTIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, QUALITY, WORK, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, AUDITING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE