Improving System Affordability,
ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS OF THE NAVAL SEA SYSTEMS COMMAND WASHINGTON DC
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This paper is an announcement of the expansion of the Navys Standard Electronic Module Program SEM into a larger more comprehensive program to be known as SHARP for Standard Hardware Acquisition Reliability Program. The paper is intended to discuss the factors which impact cost in all phases of the programs life a common sense look at what major cost drivers are, and what can be done to control them. The paper will analyze standardization, quality, reliability, testability, and repairability with a look at their impacts on Navy life cycle costs. Special emphasis will be placed on the ability to standardization programs to adopt new technologies. In this day of increased costs and restriction of funds, it is imperative that weapons systems developers recognize the full impact of their efforts on overall life cycle costs and not concentrate solely on the development phase.
- Economics and Cost Analysis