A Generalized Life Cycle Cost Model for Electronic Equipment.
BOOZ-ALLEN APPLIED RESEARCH INC BETHESDA MD
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The purpose of the study is to develop a generalized life cycle cost model that can be employed by analysts of the SystemsCost Analysis Office SCAO as an aid in the development of cost estimates for electronic equipment. The model developed has a structure of cost aggregation that lends itself to the data format in which information is available and concurs with the anticipated data collection format to be used by the Cost Information Division. The Life Cycle Cost Handbook included in this document was developed to provide a consistent set of definitions for cost information to be collected. It also contains references to data sources and CERs identified in the early literature review. The method of data collection developed and the computerized model assure that studies using the model and the handbook will produce estimates predicated upon a consistent approach that is fully documented. This will permit the analyst to expend the bulk of his effort in data collection and analysis. Author
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