An Analysis of Potential Managerial Problems in the Hardsite Defense Project Office.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Hardsite Defense Project Office was organized to accomplish all necessary effort culminating in a prototype demonstration of the Hardsite Ballistic Missile Defense System. The Office was added to the existing Safeguard System Command. The organization of the office is similar to most governmental units except for a lack of structure below division level to permit flexibility in task assignments. The use of a System Engineering and Technical Assistance Contractor, reporting directly to the Office, to assist in managing the Hardsite Program is unique in Army Project Management. The external relationships of the office with its higher headquarters and other participating organizations present some potential management problems for the Director of the Office. The analysis of potential problems is based on the authors personal participation in the establishment of the Office and his comparison of the structure and organizational relationships to contemporary management principles being taught in business colleges. Author
- Antimissile Defense Systems