Pollution Prevention Incentives for Major Weapon System Programs
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT
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This research was undertaken to identify positive incentives that would motivate both government personnel and contractors to incorporate pollution prevention into the early design phases of weapon system acquisitions. The adoption and implementation of such incentives would allow the Air Force to reach pollution prevention objectives more efficiently. A literature search revealed little information on the pollution prevention program in the military. In contrast much information was found concerning military cleanup activities. As a result, in-depth personal interviewing was used to measure pollution prevention awareness in Aeronautical Systems Center program offices. Interviews, analysis, and comparisons were made between three groups consisting of contracting, environmental, and strategic management personnel. Analysis revealed four main themes program training program funding program structure and contract incentives. Formal training and education on pollution prevention were limited. Current funding was done through existing resources. This had a potential detrimental effect on normal programming. The structure and philosophy of the current pollution prevention program are in preliminary stages, but is progressing. Finally, positive incentives were not being used to motivate personnel to design in pollution prevention. Procurement, Pollution, Acquisition, Contracts.
- Administration and Management
- Environmental Health and Safety