Presentation on theme: "Research on Efforts to Strengthen the Air Force Resource Allocation Process and Systems Michael Barzelay Colin Campbell Fred Thompson as of 1 August 2001."— Presentation transcript:
Research on Efforts to Strengthen the Air Force Resource Allocation Process and Systems Michael Barzelay Colin Campbell Fred Thompson as of 1 August 2001
Overall Research Design Field –Public Management Subject –Managing Government Operations Topic –Organizational Improvement by Strengthening Capacity to Implement Strategic Intent and Manage Resources Experience Studied –Efforts to improve the Air Force Resource Allocation Process during the 1994-2002 period, with special emphasis on activities leading to the AF FY’04 POM submission
Narrative Nomenclature E = Events Within the Episode RE = Related Events PE = Prior Events CE = Contemporaneous Events LE = Later Events
The Experience Prior Events To be completed CE1 Policymaking in Organize, Train & Equip Domain E1 Reengineering the Corporate Resource Allocation Process E4 Formulating the FY ’04 AF Program E3 Deciding the Corporate Investment Strategy RE1 Attempts to Link Program to Execution LE1 Appro- Priations Process CE2 Formulating and Revising AF Strategic Intent CE3 Conducting the HAF 2002 Review E2 ’03 APOM t
Comments The main focus of interest is E3 and E4 (expenditure planning) –We are interested in both the process and outcomes of E3 and E4, respectively –In analyzing E3 and E4, we will take into account that success for them was initially defined in E1 –In narrating the episode, we will pinpoint what was learned from E2 and how that learning affected the design of E4 (via E1) The formulation of the AF management agenda to include the program-execution link will be discussed in studying E1. –Responses to this particular agenda item are (presently) considered outside the episode, as related events. We will not discuss these related events in detail, under the present design.