Accession Number:

ADA393617

Title:

Applying the Metrics Thermostat to Naval Acquisitions for Improving the Total Ownership Cost - Effectiveness of New Systems

Descriptive Note:

Thesis

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

In recent years, defense spending cuts have created a two-fold challenge for defense acquisitions organizations. First, the acquisition process must become increasingly streamlined so that overhead is minimized. Second, the acquisition process must proactively control the total ownership cost TOC of new systems from their conception. This preliminary research endeavors to show that by tying contractor incentives to metrics that correlate to total ownership cost drivers, DoD can manage the acquisition process with metrics, and thereby, reduce government oversight while increasing control over TOC.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE