Sealift Procurement and National Security (SPANS) Study. Executive Summary
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC DIRECTOR PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
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The Sealift Procurement and National Security SPANS Study addresses three basic issues 1 The financial impact on the general cargo shipping companies of the U.S. Merchant Marine of the competitive negotiated procurement system currently used by the Department of Defense DoD 2 the adequacy of shipping assets available to DoD and 3 the economic desirability of replacing currently government-owned or chartered vessels through the acquisition of new vessels for the Military Sealift Command MSC controlled fleet. The SPANS study provided basic research and analysis for recommended courses of action for DoD.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies