An application of content analysis to the budgetary behavior of the Senate Armed Services Committee
Blackmon, Larry Wayne
Judson, Robert R.
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This thesis examines decision-making activity within the Senate Armed Services Committee, in the area of Defense Procurement, during the period of FY 1968-1974, The method of Content Analysis is applied to published Senate Reports and an attempt is made to determine if the overall trend of Committee action is one of a purely fiscal nature or if the Committee takes a programmatic approach to Defense Authorizations. The examination demonstrates that, although there are a greater number of fiscal actions initiated, the major potential for influencing the direction of Defense policy lies in the area of programmatic activity. Further, the thesis shows that the Committee no longer serves as a passive "rubber-stamp" for executive programs. It has taken the role of an increasingly critical, change-oriented body. The research herein has a valid application with respect to use for briefing service program managers on the desires and motivations of the legislative committees of Congress.
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