A Statistical Analysis of Deviations from Target Cost in NAVAIRSYSCOMHQ Fixed-Price Incentive Contracts During the 1949-1965 Time Frame.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The paper statistically analyzes 15 years of Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters fixed-price incentive contract experience in the aircraft and missile procurement field. The relation of basic contract parameters to contract outcome is explored through regression and analysis of variance techniques. The inferences arising from the statistical analysis are combined with other information to draw conclusions regarding incentive contracting. The most important of these is that there is no evidence that the negotiated sharing ratio has any influence on the contractor during the performance of the contract. Author
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- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies