Accession Number : ADB057417

Title :   Congressional Preceptions of the Army's Materiel Acquisition Process.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Delk, James D.

Report Date : 16 MAY 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The study was undertaken to determine Congressional perceptions of the Army's materiel acquisition process, including the interface between Army representatives and the Congress, especially as compared to the other services. The research technique was the use of structured interviews. Thirty-one legislators and staff in the Armed Services Committees and Defense Sub-committees of the Appropriations Committees in both houses of Congress were interviewed. The Congressional perception is that the Army can and should be doing a better job with materiel acquisition in spite of the external factors acknowledged as impacting on the process. Primary complaints centered on the length of the process. In addition, the Army needs to improve its interface techniques with the Congress, especially in the establishment and nurturing of personal relationships. Finally, the Army is indicted for manifesting less candor and forthrightness than the other services. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ARMY PROCUREMENT, MATERIEL, ARMY EQUIPMENT, ACQUISITION, MOBILIZATION, EFFICIENCY, INTERVIEWING, INTERFACES, LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT, LOGISTICS PLANNING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE