Accession Number : ADA182702

Title :   Historical Research and Development Inflation Indices for U.S. Army Troop Support Items.

Descriptive Note : Cost memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY TROOP SUPPORT COMMAND ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Gille,Warren H , Jr ; Phillips,Cynthia R

PDF Url : ADA182702

Report Date : Apr 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : The indices contained in this paper have been developed for pm-mobile electrical power, Ft. Belvoir, and Natick R&D Center to provide historical research and development inflation indices. These indices are used in the adjustment of historical R&D project costs for U.S. army troop support items. The indices are broken out by producer price index (PPI) code used at each command, an aggregate command index, and an overall TROSCOM index. The term Troop Support Item is a very broad term and applies to thousands of heterogeneous commodities produced by this command. More than 100 Producer Price Indices have been used in their procurement over the past fifteen years. Items in troop support range from fire retardant clothing to flat car mounted mobile electric power conditions. Due to the variety of items in troop support and their varying levels of complexity, the development of historical research and development inflation indices has been regarded as an ominous task. In March 1984, AMC Cost Analysis tasked this office with developing historical research and development inflation indices for TROSCOM. With the assistance of the TROSCOM Budget Division, a questionnaire was developed and used to survey the R&D Centers.

Descriptors :   *PRICE INDEX, *COST ANALYSIS, *INFLATION(ECONOMICS), *RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, ARMY, COMMODITIES, COSTS, FIRE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, HISTORY, INDEXES, MILITARY PERSONNEL, LABOR, ARMY PROCUREMENT, ARMY BUDGETS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE