Maintenance Surcharge for Range Use at the Pacific Missile Test Center.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Pacific Missile Test Center, PMTC, is utilized by various DOD components to test and evaluate weapons systems. Range facilities include tracking and surveillance radar, telemetry, communication, recording and commandcontroldestruct instrumentation systems. PMTC is a component of DODs Major Range and Test Facility Base and is subject to operating under a Uniform Funding Policy. This thesis investigates the proposal made by PMTCs Engineering and Design Department that a surcharge system be developed to levy instrumentation maintenance costs on range users. The DOD organization for RDTE and Weapon Systems Acquisition is discussed in brief. This is followed by a detailed examination of the Uniform Funding Policy and Industrial Maintenance Principles. The PMTC Financial Management System is presented and surcharge implementation problems are identified. A conclusion is made to effectuate a surcharge and allocation and implementation procedures are introduced. Author
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