Accession Number:

ADA422915

Title:

Creating Cost Growth Models for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development Phase of Acquisition Using Logistic and Multiple Regression

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH DEPT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

Cost growth remains a concern for cost analysts, program managers, senior DoD decision-makers, Congress, and even the American public. All of these people have a vested interest in the cost of DoD programs and most would like to see those costs decrease as such, we need additional tools to help combat cost growth. Previous research creates the foundation for the use of a two-step methodology to help predict cost growth, which we follow closely. First, utilizing logistic regression we analyze whether specific program characteristics predict cost growth within the Engineering and Manufacturing Development EMD phase for combined RDTE and procurement budgets. The second step uses this answer i.e., a positive response to find cost growth predictor variables. Specifically, we perform a multiple regression analysis and determine the amount of cost growth incurred by these DoD programs. Through these two steps, we seek to unearth any predictive relationships within the data in order to build a predictive cost growth model. The final models predict whether a program will have cost growth and what the potential amount of the cost growth will be for the combined RDTE and procurement budgets within the EMD phase of acquisition.

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE