Accession Number : ADA182695

Title :   Defense Purchases, an Introduction to DEIMS (Defense Economic Impact Modeling System).

Corporate Author : ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS) FALLS CHURCH VA OFF OF IND BASE ASSESSMENT

PDF Url : ADA182695

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The Department of Defense (DoD) has developed procedures for projecting defense purchases of the products of industries. For each industry, the projections are presented in three tables: Table 1 shows projected DoD purchases and purchases by industrial sectors that supply finished goods to DoD; Table 2 reports projected purchases generated by outlays from various parts of the DoD budget; and Table 3 compares projected defense purchases with estimated total domestic production. These projections, which are updated annually, are made available on request to firms, trade associations, state and local government planning agencies, and other organizations with a serious interest in defense markets. Projections of DoD demand for skilled labor and strategic materials are also available. The projections are made using a relatively new tool: the Defense Economic Impact Modeling System (DEIMS). DEIMS follows previous work in using an economic model to estimate demands for subassemblies, parts, and materials that the Defense Department generates by its purchases. DEIMS differs from past efforts, however, in using more detailed data on the DoD budget and specialized information on defense production. The remainder of the booklet walks through sample DEIMS projections, describes how the projections are made, and discusses the sources of uncertainty in them. Attached at the end of the booklet is a form for ordering projections for particular industries.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC MODELS, *MILITARY PROCUREMENT, PREDICTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, MARKETING, INDUSTRIES, PRODUCTION, DOMESTIC, TABLES(DATA), LOCAL GOVERNMENT, PLANNING, STRATEGIC MATERIALS, COMMERCE

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE