RESEARCH PAPERS: Progress in Management Papers

Placing the Management of Defense and Space Programs in Perspective

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David D. Acker

Engineering Management Systems, Autonetics Division, North American Rockwell Corp., Anaheim, Calif.

J. Eng. Ind 93(2), 397-400 (May 01, 1971) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3427933 History: Received May 27, 1970; Online July 15, 2010


The author assesses the management of defense and space programs. He describes the contractual environment leading to development of the present-day management systems and gives attention to (a) management system criteria, (b) the nature of program management, (c) organizational structures for managing programs, and (d) problems and benefits attributable to management approaches used.

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