Accession Number : ADA512861


Title :   The Acquisition Cost-Estimating Workforce. Census and Characteristics


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Vernez, Georges ; Massey, Hugh G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a512861.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 59


Abstract : The fiscal year (FY) 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requires that cost estimates for major defense acquisition programs (MDAPs) and major automated information system (MAIS) programs be performed by properly qualified members of the armed forces or full-time employees of the Department of Defense (DoD). As one step toward complying with this requirement, the Air Force Assistant Secretary for Acquisition (SAF/AQ) directed the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration (SAF/AQX) and the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA) to identify the existing cost-estimating workforce, describe its characteristics, and assess its operational needs. In turn, SAF/AQX and AFCAA asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to collaborate with them in conducting a study of the cost-analysis workforce in the Air Force Materiel Command's (AFMC's) product and logistic centers to address these questions. The study was conducted within the Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program of RAND Project AIR FORCE. This technical report contains the study's findings.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE INDUSTRY , *COST ESTIMATES , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *CONTRACTS , *ACQUISITION , TRAINING , COST ANALYSIS , MANPOWER , INTEGRATION , LOGISTICS , WORK , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , AUTOMATION , CENSUS , AIR FORCE , MATERIEL


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE