Accession Number : ADA258422


Title :   An Analysis of Contract Cost Overruns and Their Impacts


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Wilson, Brian D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258422.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 135


Abstract : This study examines the tendency of major program DoD contracts, once in an overrun status, to remain in that status and in many cases, further deteriorate. In these times of budgetary constraints, it is important that government program managers and other key decision makers understand the ramifications of contract overruns especially early in a program's life. The overruns on the A-12 program, for instance, could have possibly been predicted much earlier and the program cancellation avoided if only the program manager had understood the implications of significant cost overruns early in the life of the program.


Descriptors :   *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *COST OVERRUNS , METHODOLOGY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , VALIDATION , THESES , STATISTICAL ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE