Accession Number:

ADA393926

Title:

The New DOD Space Management Process: A Critical Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV LIBRARY MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The new DoD space management process tried to improve on past performance, but still suffers from many inefficiencies. Congress dictated a solution of a space czar without focusing on the more generic problem of service roles and missions. The Commission on Roles and Missions had to struggle with military service turf battles and bureaucratic resistance to change in creating a compromise solution to Congress requirement. The three new positions, the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Space, the DOD Space Architect and the Joint Space Management Board, inject additional levels of bureaucracy into the decision-making process for the military space effort. Inefficiencies include lengthened chains of command, increased oversight and review and delays in decision-making. The new process does not improve the process when changes are driven from outside the military by Congress or by other government agencies.

Subject Categories:

  • Defense Systems
  • Military Intelligence
  • Space Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE