Accession Number : AD0721542

Title :   An Analysis of the 'Electric FYDP' Force Costing Model.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Moses,George Leon

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : Analysis of the Electric FYDP force costing model's ability to estimate alternative force structure costs is presented and related to the current Department of Defense planning, programming, and budgeting system. The Electric FYDP cost model is described in economic and mathematical terms. An analysis of the model's workability, as defined by Michio Hatanaka, in modeling a military service economy for use in force cost prediction and force cost analysis is presented. The problems in estimating the parameters of the Electric FYDP ARE DISCUSSED AND CURRENT PARAMETER ESTIMATION PROCEDURES ARE APPRAISED. Preliminary sensitivity analysis is performed. The conceptual use of estimates of force cost variance in scheduling procurement of future weapons systems with a binding budgetary constraint is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, FEDERAL BUDGETS), (*FEDERAL BUDGETS, COST EFFECTIVENESS), MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, SCHEDULING, ECONOMICS, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, PROBABILITY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, DECISION MAKING, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE