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Exploring the feasibility of a consolidated Joint Civil Augmentation Program (JCAP)

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Authors
Fisher, Karen A.
Kent, Jason D.
Subjects
JCAP
LOGCAP
GCCC
GCSC
AFCAP
Logistics
Cost Effectiveness Analysis
Consolidated Logistics
Advisors
Yoder, E. Cory
Hawkins, Timothy G.
Date of Issue
2009-12
Date
December 2009
Publisher
Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
Studies performed by the GAO (1997), Dowling and Feck (1999), and Culkin (2004) suggest that the services, the Government, and the taxpayer may be better served by consolidating the efforts of the separate Civil Augmentation Programs (CAPs) into one, joint program. This study examines five potential efficiency areas-Planning, Capabilities Provided, Financial Processes, Command and Control, and Ease of Use-using Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) to determine the potential cost savings and streamlining that might exist under a Joint Civil Augmentation Program (JCAP). The results show that significant cost savings will be realized by a JCAP, particularly in the area of Planning. Beyond monetary benefits, having one program standardizes and streamlines Planning, Financial Processes, and Command and Control functions. Standardization and streamlining ultimately increase Ease of Use. Finally, having a single logistics support program eliminates duplicative capabilities, processes, and program management and administration offices while simultaneously bridging existing capability gaps (thus ensuring all military services have access to the full range of support functions). The study examines three courses of action-Do Nothing, Create a CAP Executive Lead Board (CELB), or Create a JCAP. The examination details the advantages, disadvantages, and cultural barriers/implications of each alternative. The recommendation is to establish a formal JCAP as soon as practicable.
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MBA Professional Report
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Business Administration
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xx, 135 p. ; 28 cm.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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