Accession Number:

ADA170510

Title:

Air Force Integrated Readiness Measurement System (AFIRMS). Economic Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

SOFTECH INC ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

127.0

Abstract:

The AFIRMS objectives and assumptions lead to a choice between two similar alternatives. Both feasible alternatives provide comparable support to the Air Staff and operational Major Command MAJCOM headquarters. The two alternatives differ in the level of hardware and overall support provided to Wings without significant unit automation. The contractor recommended alternative calls for installation of a central computer and workstations in such Wings and uses existing automation where additional hardware is unnecessary. The life-cycle cost of the recommended Hybrid Architecture alternative is 240 million for implementations in Headquarters, USAF Alaskan Air Command Pacific Air Forces Tactical Air Command U.S. Air Forces, Europe Military Airlift Command Strategic Air Command Air Force Logistics Command Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. A third alternative, the current UNITREP system, cannot meet AFIRMS objectives, but it is a benchmark for comparison.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE