Accession Number:

ADA109198

Title:

Cost and Training Effectiveness Analysis in the Army Life Cycle Systems Management Model

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 23 Apr-23 Jul 80

Corporate Author:

LITTON MELLONICS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

1980-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

Powerful methods applicable to CTEA and the whole manpower, personnel, and training side of acquisition via the LCSMM have been developed and await broad application and refinement. A number of these methods are described. Existing methods were weak in three areas. First, lack of adequate definition of analogous tasks degraded use of historical data from fielded weapon systems. Second, the issue of trainability a critical question in the LCSMM was not adequately addressed. Third TECEP, the most thorough cost model applicable in the LCSMM, did not address training in Army units. Littons methods, devised to assist Army analysts in these three areas, is presented. The model for CTEA in the LCSMM queries the data available regardless of the point in the acquisition cycle. It is designed to answer the questions that are pertinent at each stage in the cycle. The model guided selection of methods for use by Army analysts and strategies for application of the methods. Powerful CTEA and acquisition process methods of the future, if they are realized by the Army, will probably all be computer based. This feature promises not only greatly enhanced efficiency in the processing of information but almost certainly a degree of precision not now achievable. It is possible that such an increase in the efficiency and precision of information processing could both increase the effectiveness of systems and reduce the time required to acquire them.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE