TEPER Technical Evaluation Program Evaluation and Restructuring.
STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO AMHERST DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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The original goals of the Technical Evaluation Program TEP were lofty and benefits were intended for every facet of the DCS from day-to-day O and M through system characterization and engineering. There are those who question how well the TEP has met these goals. This report examines this issue and quantizes the cost benefits by tabulating the TEP numerous outputs and by estimating the cost of contracts that would have been required to produce the equivalent output. The conclusion is that the TEP has contributed dramatically to the DCS, but may have been biased toward O and M activities. This report examines the present status of the TEP, and discusses the constraints and impediments that raise the cost and limit the effectiveness and productivity. The study investigates possible future program courses to accommodate the enumerated hindrances, to sharpen the goals of a future TEP, and to reduce the cost while increasing the demonstrable outputs. A future TEP configuration is defined, including a re-oriented and more definitive set of objectives, a reformulated approach and analysis concept, and a specific set of output products to be derived to support the DCA Quality Assurance program as described in the DCA Circular 310-70-57, and also to provide the DCA Engineering system characterization and data base.
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