Accession Number:

ADA140820

Title:

An Analysis of Department of Defense Financial and Acquisition Policies in Support of Military Contingency Requirements.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

882.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the viability of the financial and acquisition policies of DOD in support of Military Contingency Requirements. This study explores the historical perspectives, as well as the current contingency authorities, policies, and legislation. This same perspective is also applied in evaluating the salient features of industrial preparedness, economic and social impacts of government defense expenditures, war reserves, strategic stockpiles, and the complexities of funding these policies. This research indicates existing policies viably support the projected requirements of any military contingency short of a war. However, this viability is seriously challenged by the age and relevance of many statutes their lack of consolidation the necessary diversion of funds from needed programs the reliance upon supplemental appropriations, and the integrity of the defense industrial base. The researchers propose several wide-ranging programs to strengthen military capabilities and readiness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE