Accession Number:

ADA276851

Title:

Defense Procurement and the Public Trust

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1991-Apr 1992

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

News headlines are not singularly unique to the defense department. Similar activities can be found on Wall Street, in the banking industry, and in Corporate America. What is unique, in this particular case, is a defense procurement process which is viewed as corrupt and therefore distrusted by the American public places our national security at risk. The American public entrusts the Department of Defense DoD with the guardianship of our nations safety and security. How the public perceives this guardianship is fundamental to maintaining a strong and effective defense procurement process. If public perception of defense procurement falters, the process as a whole is weakened. In recent years, news reports and opinion polls indicate the publics perceived confidence in the defense procurement has fallen. The focus of this work is to determine if this is indeed the case and if so, to ascertain to what depth public confidence has descended and to devise a strategy which restores the publics confidence once more.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE