Accession Number : ADB106766

Title :   Fraud in Air Force Contracting: Are Suspension and Debarment Effective Deterrents at the AFSC and AFLC Level?

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Libell,Gary L.

Report Date : SEP 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : This thesis examines the effectiveness of suspension and debarment in deterring Air Force contract fraud. Based on a background review of the subject, a survey instrument was developed and distributed to Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) and Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) contracting officers to gain a field perspective on the issue. The survey data was analyzed using non-parametric statistical techniques. In addition, historical data was collected and interviews were held with key Department of Defense and Air Force suspension and debarment officials. This provided the basis for the study conclusion and recommendations. Results indicate an overall satisfaction with the suspension and debarment process; however, problems were identified. Based on study of the problem areas, the author suggests several recommendations that, if implemented, could enhance the effectiveness of the Air Force suspension and debarment process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *CRIMES, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT, NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS, AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND, INTERVIEWING, PROBLEM SOLVING, THESES

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE