Accession Number : ADA622797


Title :   Improving Defense Acquisition Management and Policy Through a Life-Cycle Affordability Framework


Descriptive Note : Aquisition research program


Corporate Author : NORTH TEXAS STATE UNIV DENTON


Personal Author(s) : Randall, Wesley S ; Nowicki, David R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a622797.pdf


Report Date : 04 Feb 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : This research, under the direction of the principal investigators from the University of North Texas and with support from the Naval Postgraduate School achieved its overarching goal of developing life-cycle affordability models that enhance defense acquisition management and policies. We develop models that provide acquisition decision-makers with an affordability trade-off space that considers design and life-cycle cost. Not only do these models consider life-cycle cost to provide acquisition decision-makers with an affordability trade-off space, but they also embrace both the performance and the risk that are associated with public-private partnership contract strategies. Our studies were conducted using a mixed methodological approach. We used qualitative research methods (interviews surveys, grounded theory, and case studies) to uncover key characteristics and metrics defining affordability. In addition, we incorporated these key characteristics and metrics and developed analytical models to make informed business decisions on defense acquisition management and policy, using econometric, mathematical and statistical, and operations research model techniques.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *LIFE CYCLE COSTS , *LOGISTICS , CASE STUDIES , COMMERCE , CONTRACTS , DECISION MAKING , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , INTERVIEWING , LIFE CYCLES , MANAGEMENT , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MATHEMATICS , METHODOLOGY , MIXING , MODELS , OPERATIONS RESEARCH , POLICIES , RISK , STRATEGY , SURVEYS , THEORY , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE