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Accession Number ADA566116
Title C-27J Spartan Procurement Program: A Case Study in USAF Sourcing Practices for National Security.
Publication Date Jun 2012
Media Count 63p
Personal Author M. E. Alexander
Abstract Homeland Security and Homeland Defense affects all Americans, and all services. The purpose of this research is to shed light on the sourcing priorities for National Security capabilities by studying the C-27J Spartan aircraft procurement plan through a case study. A review of previous C-27J studies and research, published documents, news articles, and congressional testimony from military leaders is reviewed to lay the framework for analysis. The United States Air Force (USAF) core capabilities represented by the C-27J and the distinctive capabilities of Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support are discussed. This research of development and use of the C-27J as an indicator of how the Department of Defense (DOD), and specifically the USAF, sizes the force for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense requirements to support the National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes the relatively low prioritization of Homeland Security and Homeland Defense missions are given. The uncertain future of the C-27J program is also examined with a call for a re- evaluation of the program and its capabilities to fill National Security missions which will contribute to the decision-making process on the fate of the C 27J program.
Keywords C-27j aircraft
Case studies
Combat support
Decision making
Department of defense
Homeland defense
Homeland security
Military commanders
Military requirements
National security
Transport aircraft

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 51C - Aircraft
91I - Emergency Services & Planning
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
Corporate Author Air Force Inst. of Tech., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Graduate School of Engineering and Management.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Graduate research paper May 2011-Jun 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1306
Contract Number N/A

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