Accession Number:

ADA422337

Title:

Cost Analysis for the Development and Operation of a Mobile Wireless Research Facility

Descriptive Note:

MBA Professional rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

Tbe Nemesis programs primary objective is to provide a mobile wireless research facility for Federal agencies and otber authorized agencies. Tbe report provides estimates of the Nemesis programs original cost, replication cost scheduled costing for operational reqtiirements and btidgeting guidelines. Tbe report provides future funding request justification for both labor and equipment lifecycle costs. Tbe report also provides the program funding agencies a more precise cost benefit analysis, to project future operating costs and to provide standardized budget guidelines. Tbe estimate of the original cost includes equipment acquisitions, software and reference material acquisition, inventory validation, billed labor, estimated non-billed labor, estimated non-billed infrastructure support, billed training and certification, estimated project management, and estimated administrative support. Tbe estimate of tbe original cost does not include legal support and Governmental administrative requirements. Tbe replicating cost is determined from the original cost with discovery costs removed. The discovery cost includes initial researchevaluation of afternate methods of system implementation, reduced expertise in labor due to documented replicating procedures, and an improved training process for operators. Tbe costing schedule is based on tbe projected program-operating tempo. Tbe budgeting guidelines provide tbe budget format, target parameters for inventory, and capital reinvestment to offset depreciation expenses..

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE