Accession Number:

ADA083884

Title:

Economic Efficiency in the Management of DCS Services.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV

Report Date:

1979-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

304.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes the impact of certain DCS policies and practices on the economic efficiency of communications services. It finds that 1 present methods of offering and pricing subscriber services create inappropriate incentives for user choices 2 exclusion of depreciation and certain other expenses from subscriber charges seriously distorts the relative prices of alternative services and 3 assignment of responsibility for procurement funding affects both the choice and the cost of DCS services. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE