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Camm, Frank A. 1949-

Works: 80 works in 310 publications in 1 language and 15,368 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Military history 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: UC263, 355.30973
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Most widely held works by Frank A Camm
What the Army needs to know to align its operational and institutional activities by Frank A Camm( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Army must transform its institutional activities to align them with operating forces to improve support and release resources from institutional activities. This document provides a model for evaluating value chains to promote the alignment of needs and resources according to three representational institutional Army activities: medical services, enlisted accessioning, and short-term acquisition
Implementing proactive environmental management : lessons learned from best commercial practice( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many large organizations, the Department of Defense (DoD) faces a serious challenge as it attempts to balance its efforts to pursue core military, financial, and environmental goals. Over the last 15 years, DoD and other large, complex, global organizations have turned increasingly to "proactive environmental management" to balance such competing goals more successfully. By looking beyond simple compliance with environmental regulations, proactive approaches give these organizations strategic flexibility. But such approaches are difficult to implement. The authors first summarize analyses of how commercial firms have implemented proactive approaches in areas of environmental management relevant to (1) weapon system design, (2) provision of central logistics, (3) integrated base management, and (4) management of environmental cleanup, then draw implications for DoD's environmental management efforts in these areas. The authors propose an approach to implementation based on total quality management, recommending that DoD use commercially developed TQM templates, which have been customized for application to sophisticated environmental management systems, to define and monitor the details of this implementation effort
Using process redesign to improve DoD's environmental security program : remediation program management by Jeffrey A Drezner( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In fiscal year 1994, approximately $2.4 billion was spent on cleanup (or remediation) activities through the Defense Environmental Restoration Account and the Base Realignment and Closure act; in fiscal year 1996, approximately $2.1 billion will be spent, slightly less than half of the total Department of Defense (DoD) environmental security budget. Efforts to increase the efficiency of remediation activities, either by reducing costs or accelerating the process through simplification and streamlining, could have a substantial effect on DoD's ability to meet its cleanup obligations within an increasingly constrained budget. By examining the remediation management programs of two large chemical companies, Olin Corporation and DuPont, the authors identified activities DoD could implement to improve its remediation of thousands of sites at active and closing installations and formerly used defense sites. The following were the core identified tasks: Distribute responsibilities between the central management group and decentralized execution teams, adopt a business process perspective, include more-focused use of performance measurement, proactively identify and manage potential liabilities, and improve stakeholder (regulator and community) interactions
Integrated facility environmental management approaches : lessons from industry for Department of Defense facilities by Beth E Lachman( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial facilities have discovered that pursuing integrated, facilitywide approaches to environmental management is good for the environment and makes good business sense. Direct benefits can include cost savings, increased operational flexibility, and improved public image. But despite the benefits, implementation can be difficult, as Department of Defense (DoD) installations have discovered while trying such integrated approaches. Commercial facilities similar to DoD installations offer insights about how to implement integrated approaches successfully. Demonstrated success factors include getting and sustaining high-level leadership support for change until change is complete, which will take time; implementing an effective environmental management system, often based on an international environmental management standard, ISO 14001, throughout the organization; establishing proactive environmental goals and activities with clear relationships to the organization's core values and mission; training and motivating personnel; using creative environmental assessment and priority setting techniques; developing good relationships with all stakeholders. The commercial lessons offered here can help DoD and other organizations implement integrated facilitywide approaches to environmental management
Environmental management in proactive commercial firms : lessons for central logistics activities in the Department of Defense by Frank A Camm( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like many innovative commercial firms, the Department of Defense (DoD) has sought to take a proactive approach to environmental issues. However, it has found it difficult to implement proactive policies in ways that affect decisions made throughout the department. This study focuses on how commercial firms recognized as having the best environmental management practices in the country have implemented those practices, specifically addressing practices relevant to DoD's central logistics activities. Lessons from these firms should help DoD implement a proactive approach. Among study findings: DoD can learn a great deal from commercial firms, in areas ranging from fuel consumption and packaging to hazardous-waste generation. A broad consensus is emerging from the many commercial-sector experiments in environmental management presently under way; DoD's policy is broadly compatible with this consensus. DoD should integrate environmental management with its core mission concerns and should develop a formal environmental management program to increase the likelihood that implementation will succeed. Finally, DoD can use Total Quality Management (TQM) to verify its implementation approach, particularly in the area of pollution prevention; if effective in central logistics activities, this could help lead DoD toward broad acceptance of TQM
Effects of a severance tax on oil produced in California by Frank A Camm( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expanding private production of defense services by Frank A Camm( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among other topics, the Commission on Roles and Missions of the Armed Forces considered whether the Department of Defense (DoD) should contract out--outsource--support services that DoD now produces in-house and, if so, (1) which services DoD should outsource and (2) what DoD can do to make outsourcing more cost-effective. This report reviews a set of issues relevant to these questions. The report first reviews barriers and objections to outsourcing that have been raised by earlier studies and government commissions that have addressed outsourcing. It then reviews insights from commercial-sector experience with outsourcing that DoD could use to guide its own actions on outsourcing. Finally, it offers suggestions about how to structure an implementation plan for large-scale outsourcing of support services. In particular, it identifies the attributes of support activities that DoD should consider outsourcing first and how DoD could facilitate an outsourcing program
Federal contract bundling : a framework for making and justifying decisions for purchased services by Laura H Baldwin( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An organization "bundles" the services that it purchases when it consolidates activities previously provided by separate sources and purchases the services through a single contract from a single provider. The Department of Defense is giving increasing attention to this practice because commercial firms report that bundling offers the potential for significant performance and cost benefits. However, the goals of the federal government differ from those of commercial firms in that federal regulations commit the Air Force and other federal organizations to place "a fair proportion" of purchases and contracts with small business enterprises and to maintain free and open competition among prospective providers of services to the federal government. Small businesses typically do not have the scale of operation or scope of expertise to provide bundles of services as prime contractors. The authors of this report discuss recent legislation designed to protect small businesses by ensuring that bundling occurs only when it is likely to generate "measurably substantial" increases in performance or reductions in cost to the federal buyer. After reviewing potential sources of such benefits, the authors propose a methodology that buying agencies could use to gather information on when and how to bundle the services they buy and justify those decisions in a way that satisfies the legislative requirements."--Rand abstracts
Energy effects of ending the Department of Defense's use of chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone by Frank A Camm( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on evidence that certain human-made chemicals endanger human health and the environment by depleting stratospheric ozone, the world community is seeking ways to eliminate their production and use. The United States is the largest user of these chemicals and the Department of Defense (DoD) is the largest user in the United States. As DoD reduces its use of these chemicals, some fear that its energy consumption will rise, complicating DoD's ongoing efforts to increase energy efficiency. This report asks how important this problem is. It finds that reducing the use of chemicals that deplete ozone is not likely to increase DoD's energy use much relative to its total energy use and could even reduce its energy use. Even if it did raise DoD's energy use, this effect should not affect DoD's choice of appropriate alternatives; concerns about the relative efficacy, effects on health and safety, and cost of alternatives would dominate energy concerns. Hence, the report advises DoD not to give substantial policy attention to limiting the energy effects of substituting alternatives for chemicals that deplete stratospheric ozone
How should the Army use contractors on the battlefield? : assessing comparative risk in sourcing decisions by Frank A Camm( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report shows how planners can create courses of action and assess the risks associated with them to improve how the Army uses contractors on the battlefield. It shows how to assess risks relevant to mission success, contractor safety, cost, and such other factors as administrative law and force management. It addresses risk assessment relevant to decisions that affect Army use of contractors, whether they are made inside or outside the Army
Environmental management in design : lessons from Volvo and Hewlett-Packard for the Department of Defense by Susan A Resetar( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Defense Department, seeking methods to hold the line on environmental costs, can look to corporations in the private sector for novel approaches to environmental management. Corporations have learned that, if environmental issues are considered in the design stage, the payoffs over the life of the product or system can be large. The authors of this report concentrate on two corporations -- Volvo and Hewlett-Packard -- to identify the key factors that led to successful implementation of a design-for-environment program. The report shows, by drawing on the experience of Volvo, Hewlett-Packard, and other industry leaders, how DoD can incorporate pollution prevention into design activities of weapon systems without any loss of capability and with a potential for enormous savings
Producing liquid fuels from coal : prospects and policy issues by James T Bartis( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large U.S. coal reserves and viable technology make promising a domesticindustry producing liquid fuels from coal. Weighing benefits, costs, andenvironmental issues, a productive and robust U.S. strategy is to promote alimited amount of early commercial experience in coal-to-liquids productionand to prepare the foundation for managing associated greenhouse-gasemissions, both in a way that reduces uncertainties and builds futurecapabilities
When internal transfer prices and costs differ : how stock funding of depot-level reparables affects decision making in the Air Force by Frank A Camm( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typically large, complex organizations include many separate activities that provide goods and services to one another. Such organizations must develop methods to govern the relationships among these activities that promote the goals of the organization as a whole. The Department of Defense (DoD) faces this problem in the same way as any other large organization. In the late 1980s, DoD began an effort to change dramatically the way it managed the relationships among its constituent activities. As part of that effort, DMRD 904 mandated in November 1989 that the Air Force should apply stock funding to the management of depot-level raparables (DLRs). A stock fund is a revolving working capital fund that facilitates transactions between depots and their customers. To use such a fund, the Air Force must establish an extensive system of internal transfer prices for depot services. The Air Force issued an implementation plan for such a system in November 1990 and is continuing to put it in place. This report presents and example of how the internal transfer prices being implemented under DMRD 904 affect substantive decisionmaking to raise doubts about the current approach to pricing and to suggest the need for an alternative approach
Risk management and performance in the Balkans support contract by Victoria A Greenfield( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the Army getting what it needs and managing risks appropriately in its combat service support contracts? This report uses the Army's Balkans Support Contract and a continuous risk-management framework to answer these questions. On the basis of this case study, the authors conclude that the Army has been getting what it needs, though it might, at times, be bearing too much cost-related risk, and that few risks arise directly from the use of contractors. They also see a need for more training for the Army's contracting personnel to better plan, coordinate, and manage contracts
Effective treatment of logistics resource issues in the Air Force planning, programming, and budgeting system (PPBS) process by Frank A Camm( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Air Force's logistics supply chain involves the participation of many organizations, inside and outside the Air Force, to serve a variety of users with differing needs. The Air Force uses the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) to fund all elements of the supply chain at levels that give its users appropriate levels of service. The PPBS process has a great deal of difficulty doing this well. Important changes in the Air Force PPBS, financial management, and logistics management processes over the past 15 years have made the task even more difficult. The authors of this report propose several changes in strategy and policy designed to help the Air Force manage and fund its logistics supply chain in a more integrated manner-a manner that can set goals relevant to its customers and use closed-loop accountability systems to manage the supply chain, end-to-end, against these goals. Full implementation of the changes proposed would challenge Air Force organizational culture. The authors identify specific cultural barriers that the Air Force must address to effectively pursue the changes they propose
Charting the course for a new Air Force inspection system by Frank A Camm( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Air Force relies on inspections by the Inspector General and assessments and evaluations by functional area managers to ensure that all wings comply with Air Force standards and are ready to execute their contingency missions. These oversight activities have grown dramatically over time, and the Inspector General of the Air Force (SAF/IG) is leading an Air Force-wide effort to reduce this burden while also improving the quality of oversight that the inspection system provides. In 2010, SAF/IG asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to collect and assess data on the inspection system and to identify effective inspection and information collection practices that the Air Force inspection system might emulate. Through a review of inspection practices as the Air Force Culture Assessment Tool program (AFCAST), the Air Force Climate Survey, and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) inspection system; an investigation of Air Force personnel's experiences in the field; and a review of literature on topics including leadership and organizational change, RAND formulated recommendations tailored to each of SAF/IG's five major inspection system goals: (1) choosing a better inspection interval, (2) reducing the inspection footprint, (3) increasing the emphasis on self-inspections and self-reporting, (4) introducing the new Unit Effectiveness Inspection (UEI), and (5) introducing the Management Internal Control Toolset (MICT). This is report provides an executive summary of the research and recommendations detailed in Charting the Course for a New Air Force Inspection System
How should the U.S. Air Force Depot Maintenance Activity Group be funded? : insights from expenditures and flying hour data by Edward G Keating( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors examine how Air force Materiel Command (AFMC) depot-level expenditures relate to operating command activity levels, i.e., flying hours. They examine the recorded expenditures of AFMC's Depot Maintenance Activity Group (DMAG) and relate Mission Design-specific DMAG repair expenditures to various lags of fleet flying hours. They find, across a variety of weapon systems, that although both flying hours and DMAG repair expenditures for component repair vary considerably month-to-month, there is no consistent, cross-system relationship between the series. The apparent lack of systematic correlation between DMAG expenditures and fleet flying hours argues for an alternative approach to budgeting and internal pricing. Specifically, these results are consistent with multi-part pricing. Under such an approach, AFMC would receive a budget to pay for its fixed costs and operating commands would no longer face prices that include DMAG fixed costs that are unrelated to demands from the operating commands
Federal financial incentives to induce early experience producing unconventional liquid fuels by Frank A Camm( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The government, as a principal, may seek to induce a private investor, as an agent, to build and operate an unconventional-oil production plant to promote early production experience with such plants. Given this goal, facing significant uncertainty about the future, the government wants to limit the cost to the public treasury of doing this. This report offers an analytic way to design and assess packages of policy instruments that the government can use to achieve its goal. It starts with general principles of the economic theories of contracting and agency. Looking across many alternative futures helps the authors design incentive packages that are robust from a private perspective and limit costs to the government. As these principles would predict, cash-flow analysis demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of using investment incentives rather than operating incentives and the powerful effect that a higher debt share has on the private rate of return. Cash-flow analysis also reveals specific opportunities that the government has to change course among policy alternatives as it seeks the lowest-cost way to increase the private rate of return associated with a project
Performance-based contracting in the Air Force : a report on experiences in the field by John A Ausink( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"98 recent years, the Office of the Secretary of Defense has initiated, and the Air Force has aggressively implemented, a policy aimed at the widespread adoption of performance-based services acquisition (PBSA), an outcome-oriented approach in which the buyer tells the offeror what it needs rather than how to meet that need. In efforts to define which PBSA practices have worked to date and which merit improvement, this documented briefing summarizes the experience of 15 Air Force bases that were responsible for the successful implementation of 22 performance-based contracts awarded between FY 1998 and FY 2000. The study found that Air Force personnel were generally pleased with the results of PBSA as well as with many of the practices it encourages, including teamwork, market research, and the use of past-performance data in evaluating offerors. By contrast, all those interviewed concurred that they had not received sufficient formal training on PBSA or on the application of that policy in the field. The study also found that no effort had yet been made to compare the performance of current contractors hired using PBSA practices with that of their predecessors hired through other practices, pointing to an acute need for more assiduous data collection on the efficacy of the PBSA approach to acquiring services."--Rand abstracts
Analyzing the operation of performance-based accountability systems for public services by Frank A Camm( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical evidence of the effects of performance-based public management is scarce. This report describes a framework used to organize available empirical information on one form of performance-based management, a performance-based accountability system (PBAS). Such a system identifies individuals or organizations that must change their behavior for the performance of an activity to improve, chooses an implicit or explicit incentive structure to motivate these organizations or individuals to change, and then chooses performance measures tailored to inform the incentive structure appropriately. The study focused on systems in the child-care, education, health-care, public health emergency preparedness, and transportation sectors, mainly in the United States. Analysts could use this framework to seek empirical information in other sectors and other parts of the world. Additional empirical information could help refine existing PBASs and, more broadly, improve decisions on where to initiate new PBASs, how to implement them, and then how to design, manage, and refine them over time
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What the Army needs to know to align its operational and institutional activities
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Ambler, Camm Frank 1949-

Camm, F. A.

Camm, Frank

Camm, Frank 1949-

Camm, Frank A.

Camm, Frank A. 1949-

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Implementing proactive environmental management : lessons learned from best commercial practiceUsing process redesign to improve DoD's environmental security program : remediation program managementIntegrated facility environmental management approaches : lessons from industry for Department of Defense facilitiesEnvironmental management in proactive commercial firms : lessons for central logistics activities in the Department of DefenseExpanding private production of defense servicesFederal contract bundling : a framework for making and justifying decisions for purchased servicesHow should the Army use contractors on the battlefield? : assessing comparative risk in sourcing decisionsEnvironmental management in design : lessons from Volvo and Hewlett-Packard for the Department of Defense