Accession Number:

ADA170718

Title:

The Cost of Chemical Warfare Defensive Training. Preliminary Report.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 85-Apr 86,

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This paper documents the preliminary results of research to determine the cost of chemical warfare defensive CWD training in the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. It is part of a study to identify training technology that can improve the cost-effectiveness of CWD training. Cost is defined as the funds expended exclusively for CWD training, in the FY 1984-FY 1986 time period, for research and development, investment in equipment and protective clothing, formal training courses, and periodic training in operational units. Results indicate that it is impractical, if not infeasible, at this time to develop a credible estimate of what is being spent on CWD training in the Department of Defense. Solicitation of data led to the conclusion that the principal reason why sources could not respond adequately is that the military services have not been directed to, nor have they perceived a need to collect, evaluate, and centralize this type of cost data. Inquiries for data, therefore, assumed the nature of one-time requests, which yielded responses of uneven quality.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE