Accession Number : ADA191845

Title :   Implications of the Budgeting Process on State-of-the-Art (SOA) Extensions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Plunkett, Michael J

PDF Url : ADA191845

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : This thesis is a case study which compares the estimated and actual costs of a weapon system which experienced a state-of-the-art (SOA) extension. The subject of this case study is the primary electromagnetic warfare support measures system on 637 class submarines. The system is produced by GTE Government Systems Corporation. This study analyzes the corporation's budgeting process and two production contracts to determine whether either contributed to the costs associated with SOA advance. The budgeting process did not appear to have any significant affect and the variance analysis of the contracts indicated that cost estimating uncertainty increases in SOA advance situations, particularly in the development and initial production phases. It appears cost estimating accuracy improves as a program matures into production. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *NAVAL PROCUREMENT, *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, ACCURACY, BUDGETS, CORPORATIONS, PRODUCTION, STATE OF THE ART, THESES, VARIATIONS, WEAPON SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE