Fraud in Air Force Contracting: Are Suspension and Debarment Effective Deterrents at Base Level?
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis examines the effectiveness of suspension and debarment as deterrents to fraud in Air Force contracting at the base level. After the pertinent background information was reviewed, data from three sources was gathered and analyzed. The first source of data were historical statistics on Air Force suspension and debarment dating from FY84 to present. The second source of data were the perceptions of 169 base level contracting officers who participated in a structured survey. The final source of data were the perceptions of suspension and debarment expertspolicy makers in the DOD, HQ, USAF, HQ, JAG, HQ, OSI, and HQ IG who participated in the informal interview. The results of the research indicate that the suspension and debarment process of the Air Force is perceived as effective, but there is room for improvement. Based on the findings and analysis, the author suggests several constructive recommendations that, if implemented, could enhance the effectiveness of the Air Force suspension and debarment process. Keywords Contract law Contract administration.
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies