Accession Number:

ADA276277

Title:

Implementation of the Defense Business Operations Fund (DBOF) Policies and Unit Costing in the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1993-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

This study examined the potential effects of the Defense Business Operations Fund DBOF policies on the graduate degree programs at the Air Force Institute of Technology AFIT. The study examined the Defense Management Review document that provides the implementation and guidance information for DBOF, and Unit Cost. DBOF requires that organizations provide unit cost per output figures as the basis for organizational funding. Unit cost resourcing is expected to change the way federal managers control resources, and is intended to promote quality management practices. In order to achieve the research objective, the researchers surveyed the opinions of HQ AFMCs Graduate Education Management System working group comprised of the functional area representatives tasked to develop the policies that govern the validation of graduate education requirements. Using an electronic data collection mechanism at Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, the group was asked to determine the impact of the DBOF policies on the graduate education program at AFIT. The results included the respondents perceptions as to the role AFIT fulfills within the Air Force and the desired behavioral changes necessary to accommodate the possible changes necessitated by DBOF implementation.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Humanities and History
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE