O/MN Budget Execution at U.S. Naval Shore Activities: A Model for Improving Resource Allocation.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis presents a model for improving the Operations and Maintenance Navy budget execution function at Naval field activities ashore. The model utilizes five techniques to encourage five concepts shown to be critical for effective budget execution. Following a description of the current extent to which field activities implement these concepts, the model is presented within the framework of its development and pre-testing in academia. Development of questionnaires for testing the model at five Naval field activities in California and the test results are also presented. Over 60 cost center managers from five test commands responded to the questionnaires and rated the model as yielding potential benefits over their current procedures. The respondents rated the model as having moderate acceptability and good applicability. Based on the test results, widespread promulgation of the model is recommended within the U.S. Naval Shore establishment. Author
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