Air Force Major Defense Acquisition Program Cost Growth Is Driven by Three Space Programs and the F-35A: Fiscal Year 2013 President's Budget Selected Acquisition Reports
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This report provides the results of Air Force weapon system cost growth analyses based on the RAND Corporation s internal Selected Acquisition Report database. The database provides consistent, current metrics to support analyses both within RAND Project AIR FORCE PAF and in the Air Force acquisition community. This work assesses, quantifies, and documents cost and schedule growth of Major Defense Acquisition Programs MDAPs and provides data and detailed program histories. A forthcoming companion document, Causes of Cost Growth Themes from Six Programs with Extreme Cost Growth, assesses root causes of cost growth in six Air Force MDAPs of recent years using both quantitative and qualitative analyses.1 The research reported here was commissioned by the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, and conducted within the Resource Management Program of PAF as part of a project called Umbrella Acquisition Policy and Cost Analysis. The project monitor was the technical director of the Air Force Cost Analysis Agency.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies