Accession Number:

ADA276931

Title:

Who is Responsible For the Joint Acquisition Mess?

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:

53.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the actors and their influence on the joint acquisition process. It examines the successes and failure of joint programs in order to make recommendations to improve the system. It reviews the impact of the Goldwater-Nichols DOD Reorganization Act of 1986 and the influence of the JCS and JROC on the acquisition process. It concludes that joint acquisition requires resource and management control at a highly centralized level outside the influences of services secretaries. It recommends that a purple suit organization within DOD be established for that purpose. A annotated bibliography of literature involving joint and cooperative programs is provided as an appendix.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE