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Realignment of the Army government purchase card program in Japan

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Authors
Herrera, Adora R.
Subjects
Government Purchase Card
Army GPC program
reporting and processing hierarchies
procurement authority
memorandum of agreement
reallocation procedures
Advisors
Naegle, Brad R.
Rendon, Juanita M.
Date of Issue
2014-06
Date
June 2014
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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The purpose of this research project was to analyze the impact of the Army’s request to transfer the Army Government Purchase Card (GPC) program in Japan from the Army’s to the Air Force’s reporting and processing hierarchies. The governing directive for the realignment, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) and the Army Contracting Agency, Pacific Region (ACA-PR), was examined. The proper procurement authority for the Army GPC program was also reviewed. The advantages and disadvantages of the two available realignment options were compared to ascertain the most viable course of action to process the transfer. The local GPC procedures affected by the transformation were also analyzed to determine systems capabilities, effect on personnel workload, and compliance with mandatory Army, Air Force, and DOD GPC procedures. This research project demonstrated the need for the realignment of the Army GPC program in Japan. It is recommended that the most viable option for the realignment is to approve a waiver to retain the Army’s financial systems and payment procedure when the Army GPC program transfers to the Air Force’s processing and reporting hierarchies.
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Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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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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