An Analytical Review of the Management of Modification Funds in the Naval Aviation Community.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis reviews the organizational and managerial structures associated with the United States Navys fiscal management of the modification of aircraft programs. The review is utilized to highlight the problems associated with the expenditure of appropriated funds in support of the modification effort. After reviewing the organizational, functional and structural areas that support the modification program, five areas are identified for corrective action and analysis. These are a inadequate control of funds, b funding is approved too early, c temporary reprogramming tends to become permanent, d lack of understanding by the item managers, and e inadequate program feedback. Several recommendations are made to improve the quality of funds management in the modification process. Among these recommendations were actions to improve funds control through fencing mechanisms, segregation of modification follow-on funds from replenishment funding, and to consciously reduce front-end funding of modification programs. Author
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