Accession Number:

ADA190423

Title:

State-Level Projections of Potential Defense Outlays: An Introduction to RDEIMS (Regional Defense Economic Impact Modeling System).

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING FALLS CHURC H VA INDUSTRIAL BASE ASSESSMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

The Department of Defense has developed a system for projecting potential defense expenditures in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The projections are made available on request to firms, state and local government planning agencies, trade associations, and other organizations with a serious interest in defense markets in particular geographic regions. The estimates are intended to serve as benchmarks. They describe the future pattern of defense and defense-related expenditures assuming that each states shares of the various components of defense activity remain what they have been in recent years. Actual spending patterns will, of course, be determined by competition for defense contracts, and so may differ form historical distributions. The projections cannot forecast such changes. They do however, account in detail for the effects of changes in composition of defense spending on the geographic distribution of expenditures. This booklet is directed to those who intend to use the projections, It explains how the projections are produced and offers some guidelines for interpreting them. The projections are made using a new tool, the Regional Defense Economic Impact Modeling System RDEIMS. RDEIMS is an extension of the Defense Economic Impact Modeling System DEIMS, a forecasting system developed by DoD to project defense purchases of the products of various industries.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE