Accession Number : AD0882567

Title :   Cost Categories.

Descriptive Note : Client rept.,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : O'Flaherty, John

Report Date : APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : The report is one of a series, designed for use in a guidebook for life-cycle cost analysis in the Army Materiel Command. Its contents are based on weapon system cost studies. The concept used is that a good forecast of weapon system cost cannot be made using cost categories materially different from the categories in which historical costs for similar or related systems are available. A further premise is that, while historical costs are being collected in a new category structure, estimates must be made in that structure as a temporary expedient. (Author)

Descriptors :   *WEAPON SYSTEMS, *COSTS, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE