Accession Number:

ADA276890

Title:

Mobilizing the Defense Contracting Process

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 92-Apr 93,

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The objectives of the paper are to 1 Assess the extent to which DoD acquisition laws and regulations provide the leeway necessary for acquisition professionals to accomplish their mission during a national emergency or mobilization 2 Examine how well acquisition professionals employed the tools available to them during operation Desert ShieldStorm and, 3 Recommend appropriate legislative, regulatory, and policy changes to ensure that the appropriate priority is placed on the primary mission of troop support during a mobilization. Over the years, the defense acquisition process has been used to promote an ever-increasing number of socioeconomic programs. To a certain extent, each of these programs detracts from the efficiency and effectiveness of performing the primary mission - supporting the troops. During peacetime, the socioeconomic programs add to the cost and administrative burden of the defense acquisition process. During a mobilization, misplaced priorities in the contracting process can result in lost opportunities and lives on the battlefield.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE