Accession Number : AD0738856

Title :   Report of the Pricing Subcommittee on DoD Cost Estimating Techniques,

Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (INSTALLATIONS AND LOGISTICS) WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Harris,R. E. ; Jarrett,Charles E. ; Rose,Jack ; Margolis,Milton

Report Date : 05 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : A review is reported of the cost estimating techniques and capabilities that currently exist in the military departments. A major portion of this review consisted of visits to several subordinate commands of the Services' materiel commands to observe how cost estimating and pricing is being performed on major weapon system programs. Estimates are discussed for three major purposes: planning, budget preparation, and contract pricing. These estimates were usually separate and distinct and little effort was made to compare them.

Descriptors :   (*GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *COSTS), (*DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), FEDERAL BUDGETS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, CONTRACTS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE