Accession Number:

ADA422619

Title:

Comparative Analysis on the Cost of Oversight for the New National Security Space Acquisition Policy- A Delphi Method Approach

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

For the past 50 years, the militarys use of space for our national defense has increased exponentially. The use of space has increased so much that recent events have led to the approval for most space Major Defense Acquisition Programs to fall under their own process of oversight to track and monitor these programs. The largest reason for this change is due to the difference in spending profiles and current acquisition regulations that are not structured to meet these space expenditure plans. The key problem is no one knows, for sure, how much the oversight process actually costs and if one form of oversight is actually statistically better than the other. If the other processes are better, what actually drives the cost for their oversight

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Defense Systems
  • Space Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE