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書名 The Air Force's experience with should-cost reviews and options for enhancing its capability to conduct them / Michael Boito ... [et al.]
出版項 Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2012
國際標準書號 9780833060273 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0833060279 (pbk. : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  358.418 Ai713 2012    在架上  -  30500101464306
說明 xvii, 45 p. ; 28 cm
系列 Rand Corporation report series ; TR-1184-AF
Technical report (Rand Corporation) ; TR-1184-AF
附註 Includes bibliographical references
Introduction -- Background on Contract Pricing and Negotiation in the Department of Defense Acquisition Environment -- What Has Been the Air Force Experience with Should-Cost Reviews? -- The Use of Should-Cost Analysis and Similar Techniques in Commercial Businesses -- How Can the Air Force Enhance Its Capability to Conduct Should-Cost Reviews? -- Recommendations and Conclusions
The problem of cost growth in major weapon system acquisition programs has plagued the Department of Defense for several decades. Recent Air Force and Department of Defense guidance has emphasized should-cost reviews—a special form of contract cost analysis intended to identify contractor inefficiencies and lower costs to the government—as a way to address this problem. This report examines the Air Force experience with should-cost reviews and discusses options for enhancing the Air Force’s capability to conduct such reviews. The researchers interviewed participants in should-cost reviews of Air Force programs from the 1980s through 2011 and reviewed the literature on the use of should-cost reviews by the Department of Defense and commercial businesses. They found that few Air Force personnel have experience with should-cost reviews but also that there is little evidence that should-cost reviews save money compared with other forms of contract pricing and negotiation. The authors discuss options for establishing a dedicated Air Force capability to conduct should-cost reviews, but they recommend that the Air Force first confirm the effectiveness of such reviews
主題 United States. Air Force -- Procurement -- Cost control
United States. Air Force -- Weapons systems -- Costs
Defense industries -- Estimates -- United States
Defense contracts -- Prices -- United States
Defense contracts -- United States -- Evaluation
Alt Author Boito, Michael, 1957-
Project Air Force (U.S.)
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