This report documents the results of an analysis of the Army's ordnance industrial base. It focuses on arsenals and ammunition plants. Specifically, it analyzes Watervliet and Rock Island arsenals and 14 ammunition plants, 11 of which are operated for the Army by contractors, and it considers alternative forms of governance and management for each class of installation. The work was sponsored by the Army G-8. It should interest those involved with the military industrial base or transferring government activities to the private sector.
The work was carried out in the Military Logistics Program of RAND Arroyo Center, a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the United States Army.