ARMY COST MODEL STRUCTURE AND FLOW
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This memorandum describes the computer programs, the coding system, and the major data flows of an Army cost model designed for rapid costing of alternative force structures and the determining of major item requirements. Several appendixes have been included to supplement the text. The total model consists of ten individual computer programs. Each program is individually initiated through a job control card. Five programs are required for the costing process and must be executed in a prescribed sequence. The remaining five programs are concerned with additional output reports and may be executed as desired. The programs consist of highly flexible basic structures that guide the flow of data according to the coding system. Extensive use is made of subroutining to allow facile modification of data flows. All programs are written for the IBM 7090 computer and employ SCAT SHARE compiler-assembler-translator for translation.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Military Forces and Organizations