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An analysis of the acquisition process at the end of the fiscal year.

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Authors
Dyer, Melda F. G.
Subjects
Year-end spending
Procurement
Acquisition
Funding annual
Management control
Budget execution
Budgeting
Appropriations
Financial Obligations
DOD Expenditures
Financial Management
Organizational Behavior
Advisors
Sneiderman, M.L.
Date of Issue
1981
Date
December 1981
Publisher
Language
en_US
Abstract
Each year over one hundred billion dollars is spent by the federal government to acquire needed goods and services. Of those funds the largest quarterly amount obligated occurs during the last quarter of the fiscal year. This thesis addresses the question of what the Department of Defense contracting officer can do within existing guidelines to facilitate the acquisition of needed items and services at the end of the year. This thesis analyzes year end spending at selected commands within the Department of Defense. The commands included are a supply center, two research facilities, two training facilities, and one operational air facility Practical suggestions are offered and recommendations are made for managing the process to insure the effective and efficient use of funds. Specific recommendations address: complexity of acquisition guidance, use of requisition priorities, procurement planning, reinforcing employee behavior, and the need for and use of acquisition support equipment.
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Thesis
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Department
Department of Administrative sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate school
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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