Accession Number : ADA542429


Title :   Cost-Benefit Analysis of a Bridge to Integrate the Management of Technical Information for Producing Technical Manuals and Training Courses


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Nov 2010


Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Levine, Daniel B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a542429.pdf


Report Date : Nov 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 66


Abstract : This report describes an Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) cost-benefit analysis of a project to improve the Navy's Integrated Logistics Support (ILS). The project involves integrating, or bridging, the management of technical information for producing Navy technical manuals and training courses. The Bridge project achieved the integration by designing new software and proposing new technical and business procedures for managing the technical information. The project was part of the Reduction in Total Ownership Cost (RTOC) program conducted by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). The study conducted separate cost-benefit analyses for two perspectives. The OSD perspective recognizes OSD's broad interest in seeing whether the new software and technical and business processes that constitute the Bridge would lead to cost savings if implemented by the Navy. This analysis found that the Bridge would achieve net benefits-cost savings for producing technical manuals and training courses that exceed the costs of implementing the Bridge. The Program Office perspective focuses on their individual systems of interest and concentrates exclusively on the benefit side- whether the Bridge would save money in producing future technical manuals and training courses for their systems of interest. The benefits proved positive.


Descriptors :   *COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS , *MANUALS , *PRODUCTION , *COURSES(EDUCATION) , NAVAL TRAINING , SOFTWARE TOOLS , COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , INTEGRATION , SAVINGS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE