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A comparative history of Department of Defense Management reform from 1947 to 2005

Francis, Daniel B.; Walther, Robin J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA Project is to document and analyze the history of management reform within the Department of Defense from 1947 through the present day based on the annual reports of the Secretaries of Defense to the Congress. Since its inception in 1947, the Department of Defense has undergone nearly constant management reforms. It appears that each administration attempts to introduce some type of management reform agenda to improve the Department of Defense business processes and incorporate recent management ideas from the business community. Some of the changes are real and significant; others are changes in name only. Through analysis of annual reports of the Secretaries of Defense, a compilation of significant management reforms was created for each secretary. These reforms were analyzed and compared to one another to identify both general trends and truly unique changes in management practices. Ultimately, this analysis will help distinguish the relative significance in the management reform effort of both the individual secretaries and the specific reform initiatives.

An empirical study of the management and oversight of medical services acquisition within the Department of Defense

Stevens, Teresa A.; Angere, Ilze; Colter, Kathleen A.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA report is to determine how the Department of Defense (DoD) manages and oversees medical services acquisition. In April 2009, the Market Research Analyst reported that the DoD is set to spend $47 billion in healthcare in 2010. Our analysis delves into the medical services procurement practices as well as the surveillance and training measures for the Army, Navy, and Air Force. To accomplish this objective, an online pilot survey was developed to address the current state of medical services acquisition management. The pilot survey gathered empirical data from military organizations responsible for the management and oversight of Federal Service Code Q, medical services. The pilot survey was conducted from October 26 to November 6, 2009 and obtained an 85% response rate. The results show the Services all use personal and non-personal medical services contracts, and the majority of the contracts are fixed-price. Additionally, the majority of Medical Contracting Commands identified manning shortfalls, healthcare provider salary cap issues, and shortage of trained and experienced contracting personnel as challenges in contracting for medical services. The findings of this MBA report will support on-going research in the area of services acquisition management.

Market perception of defense mergers in the United States: 1990-2006

Grant, Jennifer L.
Fonte: Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California, Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.; MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this paper is to examine and analyze whether or not there was a statistically significant reaction in financial markets to the announcements of U.S. defense contractor consolidations (mergers and acquisitions) from January 1990 to December 2006. This analysis is accomplished through the use of two series of event studies, employing first the arithmetic and then the logarithmic returns against the S&P 500 index, involving the top five defense contractors: Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman. Many studies have been conducted using the event study methodology, and the results have shown in some cases that stock prices do respond to new information. The assumpton has been maintained that the market responds rationally to such announcements. In contrast, the announcements of the acquisition of publicly traded firms by other publicly traded firms have not always had a consistently significant beneficial effect on the shareholder wealth of the acquiring firms (Schipper & Thompson, 1983). Results of this case study further support the latter assertion, and add to the body of research involving event studies.

Implementing coordinative acquisition as a viable streamlined acquisition process in the Department of Defense (DoD): will contractors participate?

Froemke, Charles B.; Tanner, Jerry M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 71 p. : col. ill.; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA Project is to discuss the use of the coordinative acquisition tool, which supports Defense Acquisition Performance Assessment (DAPA) recommendations calling for more streamlined acquisition architecture. Specifically, we conduct an analysis of the coordinative acquisition strategy as presented by Dr. Joseph P. Avery in his January 2006 presentation entitled, "Coordinative Acquisition Strategies; Hyperswift Response to the Warfighter" as an acquisition tool used outside of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). We compare this method to DoD Directive 5000.1, DAPA, and other acquisition policies calling for acquisition cycle-time reduction and for a more simplified acquisition architecture. We also conduct a case study on the Rapid Identification Friend or Foe (RIFF) test kit prototype and develop lessons learned as it relates to DoD-wide implementation of coordinative acquisition as a viable streamlined acquisition tool for rapid acquisition of immature technologies necessary for warfighter support. We also discuss interviews with Government and industry representatives at all levels in order to better explore legal and ethical considerations of coordinative acquisition. Feedback from these interviews provides useful insight into industry's actual willingness to accept this form of acquisition for future projects within the DoD.; US Air Force (USAF) authors.

Improving the efficiency of defense auctions: multi-stage auctions as a market research tool

Vanden Bos, Steven W.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 81 p. : ill. (chiefly col.); 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA Project was to investigate auction theory to obtain a means of coupling marketresearch and final contract objectives. Federal buyer's have imperfect information regarding what could best meet needs and have difficulty obtaining information. A multi-stage auction model was designed and compared to current single-stage auctions. The multi-stage auction obtains an improvement in total buyer's surplus, actual buyer's surplus and selects the ideal seller more frequently. The multi-stage auction may be implemented without major policy changes and may be used effectively in contracts for services, or in contingent environments.

Using organizational systems theory to improve Defense Acquisition and warfighter requirements

Alexander, Michael J.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: x, 81 p. : ill.; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; It is well documented that the Defense Acquisition System has habitually fallen short of providing timely, cost-cognizant procurements in support of America's warfighter requirements. Hence, this MBA study employed a systems approach to more credibly pinpoint improvement areas in the Defense Acquisition System through the use of systems theory and an organizational systems model as foundational analytical tools. The results of this study identified system incongruencies with success factors, system direction, learning, input variability, and task differentiation, which are likely sources of common, ill-conceived outcomes of the Defense Acquisition System. This analysis, through its recommendations, also laid groundwork for future, solution-oriented studies of how to suitably design Defense Acquisition System processes and structure strategies in support of warfighter needs.; It is well documented that the Defense Acquisition System has habitually fallen short of providing timely, cost-cognizant procurements in support of America’s warfighter requirements. Hence, this MBA study employed a systems approach to more credibly pinpoint improvement areas in the Defense Acquisition System through the use of systems theory and an organizational systems model as foundational analytical tools. The results of this analysis identified system incongruencies with success factors...

Defense globalization: impacts on the United States Defense Acquisition System

Bales, Jason W.; Feranec, Nicholas G.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xii, 63 p. : col. ill.; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The objective of this MBA project is to examine the extent to which the Department of Defense has positioned itself to maximize the use of the global defense market. This report explores the recent history of commercialization and globalization initiatives and legislation; details several examples of foreign technology that have significantly improved the U.S. military's warfighting capability; and analyzes the significant benefits and challenges facing the DoD in moving towards a truly global defense industry. The report concludes with a summary of the findings and further establishes a path for the cultural change that is necessary for the DoD to operate in a global defense industry.

Defense Travel System (DTS) airline ticket price analysis: do DTS ticket prices differ from other online tickets available for Naval Postgraduate School travelers?

Copeland, Alan F.; Mazza, Dorinda M.
Fonte: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 51 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; Study compares airline tickets purchased through the Defense Travel System (DTS) for Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) travelers to prices for similar tickets available at online travel agent (OTA) and carrier websites. The study's purpose is to determine if prices are significantly different and if savings can be achieved by purchasing tickets from different sources. The study finds that DTS tickets are cheaper than carrier refundable tickets, but more expensive than nonrefundable carrier and OTA tickets. Sensitivity analysis indicates nonrefundable tickets would have to average 1.83 and 2.72 changes per ticket, before itinerary changes offset cost savings for nonrefundable carrier and OTA tickets purchased, respectively. Similarly, 26% and 39% of nonrefundable carrier and OTA tickets would have to be canceled to offset saving. Ultimately, this study can help determine if traveler flexibility achieved by purchasing refundable DTS tickets at negotiated "city-pair" rates from carriers is worth the additional cost. This study shows the flexibility achieved through DTS refundable tickets available in the city-pair program comes with a cost; which is the potential savings that could be achieved by using nonrefundable tickets. Annualized...

Marketing the joint Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy and University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, defense focused Masters in Business Administration to active duty military officers; Marketing the joint Naval Postgraduate School of Business and Public Policy and University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, defense focused Masters in Business Administration to active duty military officers

McGowan, Dennis M.; McGowan, Dennis M.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School; Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Thesis; Thesis Formato: xiv, 69 p. : col. ill., col. maps; xiv, 69 p. : col. ill., col. maps
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MBA Professional Report; Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; MBA Professional Report; Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited; In April 2001, the Naval Postgraduate School's Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (NPS GSBPP), and the University of Maryland (UMD), Robert H. Smith School of Business embarked on a joint venture to provide a defense focused Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to military service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians living in the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area. This program is commonly called the Joint MBA (JMBA). Through market research; Strength, Weakness, Opportunities and Threat Analysis; analysis of consumer buying; behavior and consideration of product life cycle; this marketing plan establishes an overarching marketing strategy for the JMBA. The strategy includes a product mission, marketing objectives, positioning, communication channels, the JMBA message and a description of managing the JMBA marketing process.; In April 2001, the Naval Postgraduate School's Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (NPS GSBPP), and the University of Maryland (UMD), Robert H. Smith School of Business embarked on a joint venture to provide a defense focused Masters in Business Administration (MBA) to military service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians living in the metropolitan Washington...

Defense expenditure and economic growth: empirical study on case of Turkey

Tekeoglu, Ertugrul
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2008. Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2008.
Formato: xiv, 95 p. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; This thesis set out to find the relationship, if any, between defense spending and economic growth for Turkey, and to discuss the policy implications of the empirical results. Since Turkey has one of the largest defense budgets within the Middle East and also NATO, this question has important implications for Turkey's future economic well-being and political stability. Taking into account the difficulties present in previous military expenditure studies, an econometric model was specified and empirically tested using Turkish data for 1969-2004. Results suggested that there is a negative linkage between military expenditure and economic growth. The second part of the empirical study tested the defense-welfare relationship for Turkey using expenditures on health and education as welfare proxies. The empirical findings suggested that there are tradeoffs between military expenditures and welfare spending. However, there seems to be a positive relationship between military expenditures and education. The Turkish Republic's defense policy has been continually guided by Ataturk's proverb of "peace at home, peace in the world." However, sustaining a peaceful environment has required a high level of military expenditures. What makes Turkey's military expenditures relatively high? Is it possible to draw inferences that high military expenditures are a requirement for Turkey? To answer these questions...

Defense Travel System: an analysis of the system's reservation module

Logan, Anita Guevara
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xii, 69 p. : ill. (some in col.) ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this project is to determine if the DTS reservation module is in compliance based with the standards set by the DOD. By examining flights given in DTS and comparing them to a commercial online travel company (Expedia) will determine whether the implementation of ITA software in 2007, as part of the renovation process is effective and that the reservation module currently meeting standards. Another purpose is to determine if the system has improved since the GAO's audit report in 2006 was issued. Ultimately, the study will determine if further improvements need to be done with the new procedures in place and what part of the system's reservations module needs to be addressed. The scope will include: a background of the defense travel system, GAO audits on the system's inadequacy, an analysis of flights information found in the defense travel system reservation module compared to flights information found in one of top commercial travel companies, Expedia, and an analysis of flights displayed in the defense travel system and if the flights are properly displayed in accordance with set standards.; US Air Force (USAF) author.

Assessment of local, state and federal request processes for defense support to civil authorities in the United States

Dunphy, Charles W.; Radel, Christophe
Fonte: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xiv, 63 p. : col. ill., 1 col. map ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; MBA Professional Report; Highly destructive man-made and natural disasters during the first years of the 21st century have brought under scrutiny the Federal government's involvement in post-disaster operations. A number of federal agencies are mandated to assist civil authorities with preparing, responding to, and recovering from disasters. As a department with access to unique capabilities and tremendous manpower resources, the Department of Defense has played a key role in such operations. The exact role of the Defense Department, however, remains misunderstood by a number of key individuals and organizations. This research project investigated the various processes available to either local, state or federal authorities to request Department of Defense involvement. A number of critical factors are to be considered prior to either requesting or authorizing such involvement, as the use and activities of federal military forces within the continental United States are carefully regimented. This project examined United States codes, as well as the federal regulations and mandates governing military forces, in order to assess the processes that determine the nature and extent of Department of Defense involvement in post-disaster operations.

Possible effects of the Department of Defense acting as a buyer on the derivatives futures market

Bowman, Thomas R.; Wright, Evan P.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xvi, 75 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; MBA Professional Report; The purpose of our professional project is to research the possible effects of the Department of Defense's (DoD) participation as a buyer in the commercial futures market for derivatives. The idea that DoD should participate in derivatives trading has been proposed and published by others in the past; however, the recommendations we reviewed failed to provide empirical evidence to highlight likely outcomes if their recommendations were put into practice. With this project, we research the likely effects that DoD purchases of oil on the commercial futures market would have on the market price. Additionally, we research to determine how substantial DoD savings or losses could be from practicing a hedging program. We take a mostly quantitative approach to investigate our questions, then integrate qualitative analysis to support our final conclusions and recommendations. The goal of this project is to achieve federal government recognition and consideration of our findings. We believe that hedging against the rising costs of fossil fuels in the commercial futures market is a terrific, low-risk action that DoD could practice in fuel procurement.; Outstanding Thesis

Market perception of consolidations in the European defense industry from 2001 to 2009 a case of event studies

Panagiotakopoulos, Panagiotis; Tourkantonis, Konstantinos
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: xv, 59 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this research is to examine and analyze whether or not there was a statistically significant reaction in financial markets to the announcements of European defense manufacturers' consolidations for the time period from 2001 to 2009. The research focuses on the top four European contractors which are BAE Systems, EADS, THALES and Finmeccanica. The analysis will be accomplished with the use of a series of event studies, using the arithmetic stock returns of the companies' against the index of the intimate stock exchange market. The project will also examine whether the financial markets responded in the same manner in different consolidations and in different stock markets.; Outstanding Thesis

An analysis of Turkey's Defense Systems Acquisition Policy

Korkmaz, Goksel
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xviii,101 p. : ill. 28 cm.
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Approved for public release, distribution unlimited; MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA thesis is to analyze Turkey's defense systems acquisition policy and its effects on the defense industry over a decade. This thesis provides an overview of the global trends in defense spending and defense markets, explains the defense industry policies of major players in the defense market, gives an overview of secondtier countries' industry development models, explains Turkey's defense systems acquisition policy, and analyzes the policy effects of the defense industry. The thesis concludes with findings and required actions for the future.

Analysis of proposed fee-for-service fund implementation in the Defense Contract Management Agency

Wilcox, Dan; Rhone, Jamie
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xxi, 54 p. : ill.; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA Project was to investigate and provide a comprehensive analysis on a proposed implementation of a Fee For Service (FFS) structure for the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA). The goal of this project was to identify and document the applicability of a FFS in DCMA by comparing the seemingly redundant services provided by both the Program Management Offices and DCMA. Furthermore, this project analyzed the potential cost savings of a FFS achieved by enabling the PMO to pay for the services themselves vice utilizing DCMA as a "free" service provider. The Author's contention is NOT that DCMA is inefficient but that the system for identifying, procuring, and funding DCMA's services is inefficient.; US Navy (USN) author

System support/sustainment plan platform for the Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System (DEAMS)

Baker, Jarvis R.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xii, 75 p. : ill. (some col.); 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in a memo dated 19 July 2001, indicated that one of his highest priorities in transforming the Department of Defense (DoD) is to have reliable, accurate and timely financial management information. To facilitate this, Secretary Rumsfeld established the Business Management Modernization Program (BMMP). The BMMP is an implementation program charged with transforming the DoD's framework. One of the initiatives of the BMMP is to provide a modern financial management system that transforms business operations to achieve improved warfighter support while enabling financial accountability. The tool, the Defense Enterprise Accounting Management System (DEAMS) is a modified Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) financial management system. DEAMS is expected to transform DoD financial management so that timely and accurate information supports effective decision-making. According to DoD guidance, to effectively develop, acquire, test, and support DEAMS it is critical that system resources are identified, tracked and evaluated. Through out this document, this process will be referred to as a support/sustainment plan. To date, a viable system support/sustainment plan has not been developed for DEAMS. The focus of this MBA project is to create a platform for a support/sustainment plan. The support plan is a living management tool. Its purpose is to ensure the system performs to warfighters requirements and identifies system performance short-comings over its life cycle.; US Air Force (USAF) author.

Strategic and operational considerations for the implementation of performance based logistics within the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force

Harada, Gaku
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xviii, 61 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) will initiate its first performance-based logistics (PBL) contract in fiscal year 2010. This first contract is an experiment in contracting with private firms to provide direct support for military forces. Performance-based logistics is a very new concept for the Japan Self Defense Force, and many policy issues remain unaddressed. The purpose of this Master's project is to explore the critical strategic and operational risks and benefits that the JMSDF should consider concerning outsourcing public functions. This project identifies aspects of the experiences of the United States with performance-based logistics and how the JMSDF might learn from these experiences in order to emulate successes where conditions allow and avoid critical mistakes and failures. This study analyzes publicly available literature and documentation on performance-based logistics contracting, as well as contractor logistics support contracting, to develop a summary of the U.S. experience with PBL. We analyzed 37 articles to summarize their findings and claims with regard to cost, performance, performance measurement, risk, information systems, appropriateness of a particular weapon system for PBL implementation...

Cost benefit analysis of MARSOC Marines in the Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis

Dyer, Robert B.; Pierce, Ryan D.
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xxii, 95 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The United States Marine Corps does not have a specific professional military education program for Special Forces. Furthermore, it does not send any of its officers or NCOs to the Naval Postgraduate School to attain a Master's Degree in Defense Analysis. Studies completed in sister services have shown this program to be invaluable to its future staff officers. This project will conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the United States Marine Corps sending Marine Special Forces Officers through a dedicated training pipeline, and more specifically the Naval Postgraduate School Defense Analysis Programs (Irregular Warfare, Information Operations, Terrorist Operations and Financing). This thesis will aid the Marine Corps in determining the costs and benefits (with dollar amount) of sending its officers through the Naval Postgraduate School's DA Program.; US Marine Corps (USMC) author

Improving the transparency/anti-corruption efforts in defense procurement: recommendations from global practices

Kilaz, Ilker; Hayri, Kadir
Fonte: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Formato: xx, 123 p.; 28 cm.
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MBA Professional Report; The purpose of this MBA Project is to explore the risks of corruption throughout the defense procurement cycle, and provide an overview of existing anti-corruption conventions and tools. This report includes background information and corruption focused analysis about defense offset agreements and single-source selection methods. The findings related to these corruption risks are supported with the analysis of three informative defense procurement cases. Additionally, the effectiveness of anti-corruption conventions is evaluated through ten countries' score changes in major corruption indices. Finally, several recommendations are offered to improve the integrity, transparency, and accountability of defense purchases.; Turkish Army author