Accession Number : AD0688121

Title :   THE ROLE OF COST DISCOUNTING IN WEAPON SYSTEMS EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Baker,William ; Williamson,Robert , Jr

Report Date : MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This study describes the utility of discounting in cost effectiveness studies and develops appropriate discount rates. The study begins with the theory of discounting, describes the uses of discount theory in weapon systems evaluations, and introduces a method for computing the discount rate. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIAL PROCUREMENT), (*CONTRACTS, ECONOMICS), DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, COST EFFECTIVENESS, COSTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, DECISION MAKING, PLANNING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE