Investigation of the Short Range Cost Impact of Program Stretchout.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The thesis is a result of research into the weapon system acquisition process and the costs of development-type acquisition programs. Greater understanding of the interaction between total program costs and program schedule could contribute to better decisions regarding program stretchout and more effective program management under conditions of development program schedule expansion. The thesis analyzes development program cost behaviors vis-a-vis program stretchout, presents cost models which demonstrate cost-schedule interrelationships and yield total program stretchout costs, and presents a methodology for decreasing the cost impact of program stretchout.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies