Acquisition of Military Engineer Construction Equipment
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SCHOOL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This study looks at the acquisition management of military engineer construction equipment to determine if centralized management might be more effective in achieving the overall management task. A search was made for reports on the subject and then personal and telephone interviews were conducted with managers, supervisors and staff persons in selected organizations to determine how the management task is carried out. The study indicates that the US Army is the principal user in the DOD, and although each of the other departments has some requirement, there is no RD effort outside the Army. Participation in Army buys was found to be often the case. The Army programs are well defined but there is separation and some division of R, D and E responsibility within USAMC. The situation is still in the process of change due to recent reorganization activities with the prospect of more to come as a result of the Army Materiel Acquisition Review Committee recommendations. The complementary nature of the programs, the single user and considerable commonality among requirements and interface problems and the need for standardization and rationalization of a realistic parts support program in the Army all suggest that centralization of the management task may offer significant benefits.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies