AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
A specialized as well as costly task of the Air Force has been its use of special tooling and special test equipment STSTE. Basic to the effective management of STSTE is the ability to accurately establish its value. The thesis presents an indepth analysis of the costs and benefits of retaining STSTE for the F-100 and F-105 defense systems during the FY 69 - FY 71 time period. In order to assess the value of STSTE, both fiscal and non-fiscal elements were included in the study. In addition, the importance of utilizing an automated system as a management tool was examined.