Accession Number:

ADA053963

Title:

The Pentagon 'Four-Step',

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

In the Secretary of Defenses Annual Report for FY79 to the Congress, released on 2 February 1978, he indicated that the Department of Defense DOD was currently testing a new concept for contractor source selection on major programs called the four-step process. He further indicated that a decision would be made in February on whether DOD would adopt this process. DODs encouragement of the publication by the Wall Street Journal of a favorable article on the subject on 6 March would seem to indicate that this decision has been made and that DOD intends to go ahead and adopt the concept as a matter of policy. This paper questions both the desirability and the necessity for DOD to do so, since the objectives of four-step can be accomplished in other ways. And these ways do not risk reducing program results, as four-step does. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE