Accession Number:

AD0748915

Title:

Choice among Strategies for System Acquisition

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Improvement in the process of acquiring major weapon systems has been the subject of analyses and policy recommendations for several decades. While system costs have increased as weapon systems have grown more complex, for programs of comparable duration and technical difficulty the extent of cost growth over original estimates has not significantly improved. Furthermore, there is little evidence that procedural changes in recent practices of system acquisition will produce important improvements. To obtain a better understanding of this evidence, a model capturing the dimensions of and controls over an acquisition program is developed and analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE