Accession Number:

ADA019701

Title:

Military Cost Analysis in the FCRCs (Federal Contract Research Centers) - 1950-1975

Descriptive Note:

Final paper

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA COST ANALYSIS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The 16 organizations which were Federal Contract Research Centers FCRCs in 1969 are identified. The current list of 9, including the 4 which have Cost Analysis Groups CAGs, is described by OSD category. CAG is defined in terms of organizational structure and functions. The history and staffing of CAGs in the 7 FCRCs of the 16 which have had CAGs is traced from 1950 through 1975. The role and contributions of the CAGs during three time periods--the 1950-60 period, the Hitch-McNamara period of 1961-67, and the 1968-75 period-- are discussed. Negative views by some members of Congress and the uniformed military of the FCRCs are analyzed as to possible causes and as to their impact on the FCRCs. The recent impact of this changing environment on CAGs is discussed. The results of an informal survey of the 4 CAGs is presented, including their organizational title, management, staff size, military clients, and planned military research program for FY 76.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE