Accession Number:

ADA543797

Title:

Control of Total Ownership Costs of DoD Acquisition Development Programs Through Integrated Systems Engineering Processes and Metrics

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Many DoD weapon systems acquisition programs are exceeding their original estimates for total ownership costs. There are probably many contributing factors to this cost growth, but is Systems Engineering SE one of them How can systems engineering processes, methods, and practices be improved to better control total ownership cost growth in DoD acquisition programs This paper discusses research in developing an understanding of how SE can be optimized for developing high confidence estimates and better control of acquisition program total ownership costs TOC. Although this research is in the very early stages, we discuss the technical approach to investigating systems engineering methods and practices related to TOC as executed at one of the Navys major system acquisition commends Naval Air Systems Command-NAVAIR. We discuss very preliminary findings and set the stage for further research results.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE