Accession Number : ADP008596

Title :   Streamlining Defense Acquisition Laws. Chapter 4. SocioEconomic, Small Business and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds.

Corporate Author : DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date : JAN 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This chapter sets forth the Panel's recommendations on those socioeconomic policies of the United States which apply to DOD. One of the mandates in the Panel's charter was to eliminate those statutes which were unnecessary to the buyer-seller relationship. Under this criterion, few, if any, of the statutes discussed in this chapter would be retained. However, the proliferation of socioeconomic statutes applicable to DOD--114 such statutes (either separate sections of the U.S. Code or specific sections of various public laws) were reviewed by the Panel--shows that the defense acquisition system reflects a balance between the requirements of efficiency or streamlining and the dictates of larger national goals. In short, the requirements of the common defense have always been balanced by the necessity to promote the general welfare. Each defense dollar is expected to perform double duty: not only satisfying the primary purpose for which it was authorized but contributing as well to the objectives of full, fair, and equal employment opportunity, proper utilization of the defense industrial base, promotion of small business and minority business, and protection of the environment.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, *FEDERAL LAW, *ECONOMICS, *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MILITARY LAW, SOCIAL WELFARE, COMMERCE, FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, CONTRACTORS, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, ACQUISITION.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE