Accession Number:

ADA512861

Title:

The Acquisition Cost-Estimating Workforce. Census and Characteristics

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The fiscal year FY 2007 National Defense Authorization Act NDAA requires that cost estimates for major defense acquisition programs MDAPs and major automated information system MAIS programs be performed by properly qualified members of the armed forces or full-time employees of the Department of Defense DoD. As one step toward complying with this requirement, the Air Force Assistant Secretary for Acquisition SAFAQ directed the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration SAFAQX and the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency AFCAA to identify the existing cost-estimating workforce, describe its characteristics, and assess its operational needs. In turn, SAFAQX and AFCAA asked RAND Project AIR FORCE to collaborate with them in conducting a study of the cost-analysis workforce in the Air Force Materiel Commands AFMCs product and logistic centers to address these questions. The study was conducted within the Manpower, Personnel, and Training Program of RAND Project AIR FORCE. This technical report contains the studys findings.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE