Navy Joint Acquisition Program Managers: Is Their Training Adequate for the Job They are Tasked to Do?
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study investigated the question of whether the training Navy joint program managers receive adequately prepares them for the unique problems associated with joint acquisition programs. Literature was reviewed to determine the common problems confronted by joint program managers. Then, personal interviews were conducted with Navy joint managers to determine their awareness of the problems associated with joint program management. The interviews were also used to investigate the training joint managers have received, and to explore areas where joint program management training might be improved. Many general and specific problems and issues were identified using qualitative and quantitative analyses. The overall conclusion of this study is that Navy joint acquisition program managers are not being adequately prepared for the job they are tasked to do. Weaknesses were identified in the current joint acquisition training being provided, and Navy personnel management policies. Specific recommendations for Navy personnel managers and training institutions are provided. Keywords Management training Military procurement Naval procurement Joint military activities. Theses.
- Administration and Management