A Critical Analysis of the Air Force's International Merchant Purchase Authorization Card (IMPAC) Program
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
William K. Stockman, PhD
The United States Air Force (USAF) purchased over $ 1.3 billion worth of goods and services with the IMPAC in fiscal year (FY) 2000 alone. The proliferation of the IMPAC has changed the way organizations procure goods and services and empowered them with a tool to increase their procurement flexibility and responsiveness. These benefits have been accompanied by regulatory and procedural constraints that have presented challenges to key participants of this streamlined purchase process. This thesis addresses documented deviations of the IMPAC program's execution from its theoretical design. It describes the structure of the IMPAC program, analyzes the execution of the IMPAC purchase process, and documents and investigates the program's recorded deviations from established procedures.
DTIC Accession Number
Thrailkill, Roy D., "A Critical Analysis of the Air Force's International Merchant Purchase Authorization Card (IMPAC) Program" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 4710.