Accession Number : ADA136382

Title :   Survey Relating to the Implementation of Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria within the Department of Defense and Industry. Phase I.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

PDF Url : ADA136382

Report Date : 05 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 219

Abstract : Since 1967, the Department of Defense (DOD) has required its contractors to have cost and schedule performance measurement systems that satisfy certain criteria. These criteria are deemed necessary to monitor and control contract performance. The criteria, known as the Cost/Schedule Control Systems Criteria (C/SCSC), are applicable to selected contracts (that are not firm fixed-price) within programs designated as major system acquisitions. Controversies surrounding C/SCSC and associated reporting requirements have existed within industry and government. These controversies or issues can be categorized under two headings: whether the costs of the criteria and associated reporting requirements outweigh their benefits and concerns about the specifics of how these requirements have been implemented. The purpose of the survey is to: Determine the degree of acceptance and use of the C/SCSC by defense contractors and government program managers; Identify problems and issues, the resolution of which could lead to improvements in the C/SCSC and contract performance measurement reporting requirements; and Recommend policy changes that will lead to these improvements and could be implemented by the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Comptroller).

Descriptors :   *Contract administration, *Contract proposals, *Department of Defense, Monitoring, Costs, Scheduling, Management planning and control, Government procurement, Acquisition, Industries, Requirements, Specifications, Surveys, Operational effectiveness, Decision making

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE