An Application of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in a Major Defense Acquisition Program: the Decision by the U.S. Department of Defense to Retain the C-17 Transport Aircraft
Final rept. Jan-Sep 2010
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The case study illustrates the traditional approach to cost-benefit analysis and acquisition decisions within the Department of Defense DoD. It specifically discusses decisions made in 1993-95 regarding the C-17 strategic airlifter program. It also includes a discussion of events leading up to the study, the analytical approach takes, the study participants, critical points in the analyses, decisions reached, and lessons learned.
- Transport Aircraft
- Economics and Cost Analysis