Quality Assurance Initiatives for the Navy's Commercial Activities Program.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The implementation of OMB Circular A-76 to secure cost savings by federal agencies has resulted in increased contracting out of Commerical Activities CA formerly performed by the government workforce. This thesis examines the background of the A-76 policy and describes its requirements. Implementation of the CA program, particularly by NAVFAC, is investigated in detail. An A-76 emphasis on cost effective government operations has fostered the application of statistical quality assurance techniques for CA service contract administration. These are presented, as well as an overview of extrapolated deductions based on sampling techniques. Finally, improvements in organization staffing and structure are examined. The study recommends increased usage of statistical quality assurance, more comprehensive planning and budgeting of inspection resources, and the formation of centralized CA contract administration organizations at the field activity level. Author
- Administration and Management
- Government and Political Science