Accession Number : AD0459444


Title :   MILITARY SYSTEMS COST ANALYSIS (A SUMMARY LECTURE FOR THE AFSC COST ANALYSIS COURSE),


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Fisher, G H


Report Date : 31 Jan 1962


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : In this memorandum, cost analysis refers to the determination of the probable economic resource impact of future Air Force weapon and support systems. Five major aspects of cost analysis are stressed: understanding the problem or context in which the cost estimates are to be used, assembling the basic data, deriving costestimating relationships, using these relationships to make an estimate, and presenting the results. Both hardware and non-hardware system cost components are discussed, and the sensitivity of total system cost to variations in the cost and characteristics of these components is considered. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COSTS , *WEAPON SYSTEMS , *NATIONAL DEFENSE , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING , ECONOMICS , BUDGETS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE