Accession Number : ADA292351

Title :   Capturing Industrial Security Costs: Standardization of Terminology and Procedures for Tracking Security Costs Within Industry.

Corporate Author : CONWAY (P) AND ASSOCIATES RIVA MD

Personal Author(s) : Conway, Peter

PDF Url : ADA292351

Report Date : 31 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to validate a Security Cost Questionnaire developed by the Resources Working Group of the National Industrial Security Program. The Security Cost Questionnaire is intended to gather data to establish an industrial security cost baseline, which can be used as a measurement tool to validate changes brought about by the implementation of the National Industrial Security Program. The research findings reveal that there exists a general objection among industrial security professional associations, contractors, and specific security working groups concerning the necessity for the collection of data on industrial security costs. Scepticism exists concerning the validity of any cost data collected, as well as strong concern over the uses to which such data may be put. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *COST ANALYSIS, MEASUREMENT, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, INDUSTRIES, CONTRACTS, CONTRACTORS, COSTS, BASE LINES, SURVEYS, MILITARY RESEARCH, STANDARDIZATION, CLASSIFIED MATERIALS, QUESTIONNAIRES, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Administration and Management
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE