Accession Number:

ADA200822

Title:

The Impact of OMB (Office of Management and Budget) Circular A-76 on the Cost, Operational Readiness and Maintenance of Special Mission Ships in the MSC Nucleus Fleet

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Office of Management and Budget OMB Circular A-76 is the policy for the governments privatization program. It is the general policy of the government to rely on commercial sources, whenever appropriate, to supply products and services needed. This policy has resulted in procedures for determining whether commercial type activities should be done in-house, using government personnel, or performed under contract with commercial sources. The procedures of A-76 are first to compel an activity to critically evaluate current operating procedures and manning level and then to solicit bids from the private sector for performing these functions. The purpose of Circular A-76 is to provide the most efficient operation at the least cost to government. The Navys Military Sealift Command MSC has a force inventory of 126 ships, of which 73 belong to the Nucleus Fleet. The nucleus Fleet is made up of U.S. Navy Ships USNS which are owned and operated by MSC. Since the primary function of these ships is special mission, they are classified as activity-type ships instead fo fleet support. In January 1984, MSC initiated cost comparison studies on activity-type ships in accordance with the OMB and Department of the Navy directives. Theses.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE