Accession Number:

ADA162307

Title:

Contractor vs. Organic Maintenance for Space Command Automatic Data Processing Equipment.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this thesis is to provide the manager with considerations to be taken when making the decision whether to use civilian contractor or organic maintenance for off the shelf automatic data processing equipment. It is, specifically, designed around the equipment that is being installed for Space Command at The Norad Cheyenne Mountain Complex, Peterson AFB, and Falcon AFS in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This thesis uses studies that have been done forecasting costs to provide information on one of the primary drivers of the decision to select a specific type of maintenance. In todays environment, cost has a tremendous effect on all governmental decisions. President Reagan is attempting to protect the military budget from cuts however, military costs must be controlled. Consequently, cost discussion is the most significant issues in the thesis. Cost consequences are significant, however, the most effective use of resources and accomplishment of the mission should be the uppermost in the militarys managers decision. Therefore, the thesis discusses advantages and disadvantages of organic and contractor maintenance. Also, a discussion of the acquisition of military personnel is included, should the decision be made to provide organic maintenance. The conclusions drawn throughout the aspects discussed in the thesis are highly favorable toward contractor maintenance. Primarily, because costs are lower and personnel problems are less. Originator-supplied keywords Organic Maintenance Computer personnel Maintenance personnel Digital computers.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE