Accession Number : ADA261779


Title :   Management of Joint Service Acquisition: An Analysis of the Joint Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Program


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Hogan, Michael E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a261779.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 113


Abstract : In an era of declining defense budgets, the DOD must revise its modernization strategy if it is to continue to field world class equipment. One viable alternative strategy is to combine funds and effort whenever possible through the use of joint service acquisition programs. However, the Services have been reluctant in the past to initiate joint service programs and will probably continue to be reluctant in the future unless certain changes are made to the acquisition process. This thesis examines the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) program and identifies issues through a series of interviews with key Government individuals within the UAV Short Range (SR) program office and the UAV Joint Program Office (JPO), as well as with representatives of the users within the Army and Marine Corps. Comments received during the interviews were used in conjunction with program documentation to formulate issues which impact the UAV-SR program and are a direct result of the joint status of the program. The issues identified are not all currently problem areas for the UAV-SR, but they have the potential to become problem areas. The recommendations made in this thesis are specific to the UAV-SR and may also be applicable to other joint service acquisition programs in general.


Descriptors :   *JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES , *REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , *ARMY BUDGETS , MARINE CORPS , STRATEGY , ACQUISITION , VEHICLES , UNMANNED , IMPACT , THESES


Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE