Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs, System II (VAMOSC II)
AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The Department of Defense has long recognized that the total cost of fielding new weapon systems is not nearly expressed in initial design, development, and acquisition costs. Inquiry has shown that Operating and Support OS costs exceed the initial acquisition costs and thus, must be considered in the decision matrix when new or modified weapon systems are proposed. There has been, however, no clear visibility of OS costs available for use in the decision process. The military services were directed to develop a system to present Visibility and Management of Operating and Support Costs VAMOSC. This direction was provided in a Management by Objective MBO Initiative 9-2 and contained three parts OS costs by weapon system, to portray costs by major subassembly or components, and to portray these costs in standard accounting elements across all weapon systems. The Air Force System will be comprised of three parts 1 a weapon system portrayal for aircraft at the MDS level called, Weapons Systems Support Cost 2 a second element which addresses OS costs for Communications-Electronic C-E equipment at the TMS level and 3 a component of the VAMOSC system that will report OS costs for subassemblies of MDS or TMS systems. The Air Force VAMOSC II effort is scheduled for full implementation in mid-1982.
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