The Effect of the Commercial Space Launch Act on Department of Defense Contract Administration
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This study analyzes the Commercial Space Launch Act and the effect of the Act on Department of Defense contract administration. The Act is commercial space launch industry. The literature review provides a comprehensive overview of the Act, the current environment of space commercialization, and the future of the space launch industry. The method of acquiring the necessary data used in the study was the telephone interview. Commanders of department of Defense contract administration units were surveyed to determine their knowledge and awareness of the Act. The study found that the Act was being administered adequately at those locations which reported involvement however, there were serious problems in the administrative guidance on the Act and the process of reimbursement for government provided contract administrative services. The study makes numerous recommendations for improvement to include rewriting the current Act guidance and forming a focal point for commercial space within the newly formed Defense Contract Management Command.
- Administration and Management