Accession Number:

ADA537484

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Sep 2010

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE