Accession Number : AD0615394

Title :   SOME COMMENTS ON COST-EFFECTIVENESS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Quade,E. S.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Contents: Distinction between systems analysis and cost effectiveness Limitations of analyses in defense planning Pitfalls of analyses in defense planning The 'cherished belief' leading to an 'attention bias', the most frequent cause of failure to look at a full range of alternatives Transferring a portion of an administrator's decision making function to a model Current status of systems analysis Advantages of systems analysis.

Descriptors :   (*SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, DEFENSE SYSTEMS), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DEFENSE SYSTEMS), (*DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COSTS), MILITARY BUDGETS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, PROCUREMENT, DECISION MAKING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE