Accession Number:

ADA088722

Title:

Determination and Analysis of Problems in Air Force Foreign Military Sales of Munitions

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

239.0

Abstract:

Munitions items represent a substantial portion of equipment sold by the USAF under the Foreign Military Sales FMS Program. Little research has been performed to document management problems in this area. The purpose of this thesis was to document perceptions of such problems held by managers working in this area. Through a literature review and discussions with experts, the authors constructed a survey to measure the perceived importance of twenty-nine problems to the USAF as a whole and to specific agencies in the FMS process. The survey was administered to a sample of FMS managers working with USAF munitions sales. The data were analyzed with the Kendall Coefficient of Concordance Test. The results were two-fold. First, rankings of the questions on the survey are provided in the order of importance as perceived by the survey sample. One listing was created for problems of the USAF as a whole. One listing was created for each of the categories of agencies surveyed for problems peculiar to that category. The second result of the research was a list of ten recommendations for further research. These were created from the authors analysis of the survey results and from suggestions by syrvey respondents.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE