Defense Financial and Investment Review
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING (ACQUISITION MGMT) WASHINGTON DC
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The Defense Financial and Investment Review DFAIR was chartered by the Deputy Secretary of Defense to study contract pricing, financing and profit markup policies. Financial data covering the years 1975-1983 were collected and analyzed by the DFAIR and compared with similar data collected during the 1970-1974 period for the Profit 76 study. Comparisons were also made with the financial results of durable goods manufacturers, and with the commercial work performed by defense contractor segments. Analysis of industry financial and investment trends indicates that the goals of many of the precious policy changes are being realized, although there are a number of refinements and improvements which need to be made. The final report of DFAIR is based on data from many sources. Four appendices in separate volumes contain much of the source data. The appendices are not required to understand the report, but they would be useful to anyone interested in doing further research in the subject area. Keywords Capital investment Contract financing Contract pricing Profit policy Pricing Progress payments Weighted guidelines.
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