The Impact of the Acquisition Strategy Panel on Program Effectiveness
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Acquisition Strategy Panel ASP was implemented by Air Force Systems Command AFSC to assist program managers developing strategies to acquire new weapon systems. When it was first implemented, the perception of many program managers was that it was just another bureaucratic exercise. Based on this perception, and amidst calls for streamlining the acquisition process, a thorough examination of the ASPs value was in order. To this end, 29 program managers and panel members with first-hand knowledge of the process were interviewed. Five-point Likert opinion scales were used throughout the structured interviews. The data refuted the early impressions of the ASP by revealing that its recommendations were being implemented, that these recommendations were having positive impacts on the programs involved, and that the ASP was considered a valuable tool by the majority of the respondents. However, this value was primarily of a qualitative nature. The research also revealed several areas in the process which could be improved. These included integrating the ASP into the Program Executive Officer structure and delegating responsibility for production ASPs to lower levels. Keywords Air Force, Theses, Acquisition, Procurement, Government procurement, Military procurement, Air Force procurement, Planning, Panels.
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