Implications of the Budgeting Process on State-of-the-Art (SOA) Extensions.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis is a case study which compares the estimated and actual costs of a weapon system which experienced a state-of-the-art SOA extension. The subject of this case study is the primary electromagnetic warfare support measures system on 637 class submarines. The system is produced by GTE Government Systems Corporation. This study analyzes the corporations budgeting process and two production contracts to determine whether either contributed to the costs associated with SOA advance. The budgeting process did not appear to have any significant affect and the variance analysis of the contracts indicated that cost estimating uncertainty increases in SOA advance situations, particularly in the development and initial production phases. It appears cost estimating accuracy improves as a program matures into production. Theses
- Administration and Management
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies