Accession Number:

AD0827100

Title:

AN INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM/ORGANIZATION COST MODEL. VOLUME V. THE ARMY DIVISION COST MODEL.

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper,

Corporate Author:

RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

121.0

Abstract:

The volume describes the Division Cost Model, an application of the ISOC Model. The model has been designed for analyzing the cost impact of equipment changes in an Army division. The paper without appendixes provides the reader with a general understanding of the model. Besides including a general description of the Division Cost Model as it relates to ISOC, numerous features of this ISOC application are individually discussed. These include time phasing and the treatment of inheritable assets. The time-phasing feature used in the Division Cost Model is an extension of a methodology used in a previous ISOC application. This feature can be used in the model to determine the required obligational authority of each alternative being evaluated. The treatment of inheritable assets is an example of the inclusion of computer instructions other than cost equations in an ISOC Model. The computer instructions specify explicit allocation and accounting of inherited assets to major equipment items. In addition an example of a hypothetical army study is included to demonstrate how the Division Cost Model and its features might actually be used in cost analysis. This paper combined with the appendixes can be regarded as an operating manual. The appendixes include detailed descriptions of how to specify the data required by the model and how to operate the computer program. In addition, computer listings, sample outputs, and other information related to model specifications are included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE