Accession Number:

ADA955006

Title:

Life Cycle Costing Guide for System Acquisitions

Descriptive Note:

Interim guide

Corporate Author:

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

The Life Cycle Cost LCC of a system is the total cost to the Government of acquisition and ownership of that system over its full life. It includes the cost of development, acquisition, operation, support and where applicable, disposal. However, in certain applications of this Guide, such as LCC estimation for purposes of contractual commitments, source selection and choices among design alternatives, LCC is generally used to examine only relevant costs. For the purpose of this Guide, a complete system is defined as a major end item and all the components required for its operation and support, including relevant facilities, equipment, materiel, data, personnel and services. Note The Guide is applicable to hardware systems which are weapon systems, communication systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE