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The Resource Reinventing the Pentagon : how the new public management can bring institutional renewal, Fred Thompson and L.R. Jones

Reinventing the Pentagon : how the new public management can bring institutional renewal, Fred Thompson and L.R. Jones

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Reinventing the Pentagon : how the new public management can bring institutional renewal
Title
Reinventing the Pentagon
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how the new public management can bring institutional renewal
Statement of responsibility
Fred Thompson and L.R. Jones
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eng
Summary
  • As the Cold War winds to an end, cuts in the military budget are a certainty. This new fiscal reality presents a difficult, long-term, highly complex managerial challenge. It calls for solving serious problems of organization and control, managing relationships with suppliers, and choosing between alternative institutional designs
  • If defense spending is to be reduced without enfeebling the military, the Pentagon must make major changes in the way it does business - it must restructure, decentralize, and trim away the fat
  • Reinventing the Pentagon provides the solutions to many of the restructuring problems the Department of Defense now faces. Fred Thompson and L.R. Jones take the key concepts of the new public management - streamlining controls; implementing mission-driven, results-oriented budgets; creating more flexible and responsive hiring systems; and more - and tell how to organize the Pentagon to make these reforms work
  • Using specific applications of the new public management, the authors show how to align the Department of Defense's organizational strategy with its structure; redesign governance relationships between its mission centers and their suppliers; adjust individual and organizational self-interest to the objectives of national defense; implement responsibility budgets; replace rules and regulations with incentives; use competition and market mechanisms rather than administrative solutions, and more
  • Reinventing the Pentagon outlines the changes in the Pentagon's personnel, accounting, and financial management practices - as well as in the congressional appropriations, authorization, and oversight process - that are needed to make mission-driven, results-oriented budgeting a reality
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1942 October 29-
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Thompson, Fred
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB153
LC item number
.T46 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jones, L. R
Series statement
Jossey-Bass public administration series
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  • United States
  • Government productivity
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Reinventing the Pentagon : how the new public management can bring institutional renewal, Fred Thompson and L.R. Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 259-281) and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Current Challenges and Opportunities -- 1. Creating the Department of Defense: The Management Challenge -- 2. Controlling the Military Departments: The Strategy/Structure Mismatch -- 3. Reengineering the Pentagon: Organizational Change After McNamara -- 4. Working with the Private Sector: Strengthening the Industrial Base -- 5. Streamlining Procurement -- 6. Redesigning Control Systems -- 7. Cutting Overheads: The Politics of Downsizing -- 8. Reinventing the Department of Defense
Control code
30031737
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781555427108
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Lccn
94007515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Reinventing the Pentagon : how the new public management can bring institutional renewal, Fred Thompson and L.R. Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 259-281) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Current Challenges and Opportunities -- 1. Creating the Department of Defense: The Management Challenge -- 2. Controlling the Military Departments: The Strategy/Structure Mismatch -- 3. Reengineering the Pentagon: Organizational Change After McNamara -- 4. Working with the Private Sector: Strengthening the Industrial Base -- 5. Streamlining Procurement -- 6. Redesigning Control Systems -- 7. Cutting Overheads: The Politics of Downsizing -- 8. Reinventing the Department of Defense
Control code
30031737
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781555427108
Isbn Type
(recycled paper)
Lccn
94007515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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