Accession Number : ADA260731
Title : Guidelines for Planning the Cost Analysis of Active/Reserve Force Structure Change
Descriptive Note : Research rept.
Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Shanley, Michael G
Report Date : Jan 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 66
Abstract : This report presents a set of guidelines for planning the cost analysis of force structure change. This research was sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Program Analysis and Evaluation) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel). It should be of interest to analysts concerned with altering the mix of active and reserve units, and especially to cost analysts who must estimate the costs of such alterations. The study was conducted by RAND's Defense Manpower Research Center as part of an ongoing program of defense costing research. This research addresses four aspects of costing: cost-study planning, costing methodology, data sources, and automated applications. Initial studies addressed these aspects primarily in the context of changes in the active/reserve force balance, whereas recent work has broadened that agenda to consider major changes in overall force size and structure, including changes in supporting organizations and activities.
Descriptors : *MILITARY RESERVES , *COST ANALYSIS , *TRANSITIONS , *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING , *MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , *ACTIVE DUTY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , COST REDUCTION , INFRASTRUCTURE , MILITARY EQUIPMENT , MANPOWER , MILITARY BUDGETS , QUESTIONNAIRES , CASE STUDIES
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE