Laboratory Reimbursement Policy, a Prospective.
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DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA
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This study project reviews the historical events which resulted in the new reimbursement policy. The difference between it and the T and E Uniform Funding Policy are highlighted and a subjective evaluation of the expected funding increase is made with respect to the laboratories and different categories of customers. The data base includes published and unpublished documents as well as information obtained from interviews with key individuals who are highly cognizant of both sides of the reimbursement policy. The report is useful to any potential customer of the laboratories since it will yield a better understanding of the reimbursement policy. The R and D contracting portion of the laboratories 6.2 funding line was reduced by 50 from the mid sixties to the mid seventies. DDR and E concern for the continued erosion of the technology base funding level resulted in several policy changes which were aimed at reversing this funding trend. One of these was to charge non-technology base customers for salaries of laboratory support. The reimbursement policy is being implemented over a two year period. During FY 78 reimbursement will be charged for work done for other agencies or non-RDT and E organizations.
- Administration and Management
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods