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The Army and economic mobilization

Author: R Elberton Smith
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1959.
Series: United States Army in World War II., War Department.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An analysis of the complex tasks associated with Army procurement and economic mobilization featuring the War Department₂s business relationships from prewar planning and the determination of military requirements to the settlement and liquidation of the wartime procurement effort.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, R. Elberton (Ralph Elberton), 1910-
Army and economic mobilization.
Washington, Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1959
(OCoLC)570295374
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R Elberton Smith
OCLC Number: 1243737
Description: xxv, 749 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm.
Contents: The task and the achievement --
Prewar plans and wartime organization --
Background of interwar planning --
War Department procurement planning --
Industrial mobilization planning --
Organization for war --
Determination of Army requirements --
Army requirement programs: World War I to Pearl Harbor --
Army requirement programs: Pearl Harbor to war's end --
The methodology of Army requirements determination --
Army purchasing problems and policies --
Survey of Army purchasing: 1940 to 1945 --
Major issues in contract placement --
General policies in contract placement and clearance --
The cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract --
Pricing in fixed-price contracts --
Multiple-contract pricing review: the company pricing program --
Contract renegotiation: origins and basic procedures --
Renegotiation: principles and policy --
The Army and OPA Price Control --
The Army and small business --
Expansion of facilities for the Army --
General aspects of facilities expansion --
Private industrial expansion under tax amortization --
Government financed and owned industrial facilities --
Production and material controls --
Establishment of the Priorities System --
Priorities: problems in application and operation --
Material controls in transition --
The controlled materials plan --
Other measures for control and conservation of materials --
Contract termination and settlement --
Contract termination: background and preparations --
Termination and settlement procedure --
Contract settlement in operation --
Epilogue --
The summing up.
Series Title: United States Army in World War II., War Department.
Responsibility: by R. Elberton Smith.

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An analysis of the complex tasks associated with Army procurement and economic mobilization featuring the War Department₂s business relationships from prewar planning and the determination of military requirements to the settlement and liquidation of the wartime procurement effort.

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