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Master of Science


This thesis has explored the current issues of defense acquisition management in the Republic of China (ROC). The purpose of this research was to examine the managerial functions in defense acquisition systems and provide recommendations for further acquisition reform in the ROC. Using the exploratory case study approach, this research took a broad look at the ROC defense acquisition system by comparing it with the U.S. acquisition system. To analyze the difference, five functional indicators were selected. These five indicators which represent the managerial functions during the acquisition process include Policy and Statutes, Acquisition Process, Acquisition Organization, Acquisition Workforce Training Systems, and Contracting Management. The results showed that there are several defects among these managerial functions. The major shortcoming of defense acquisition management in the ROC is the overall concept about acquisition. The weak definition on acquisition has contributed most to the defects found in this study. To remove these defects, this research has provided some recommendations to improve the functions of defense acquisition management in the ROC.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology