Accession Number : ADA308286

Title :   An Estimate of Cost Savings from Using Emerging Software Technologies on DoD Migration Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 94-Jan 96,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Frazier, Thomas P. ; Bailey, John W. ; Burger, E. P.

PDF Url : ADA308286

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Approach was to: (1) Assess economic effect of DISA's accelerating the use of emerging software technologies; (2) Look at a subset of all DoD software: DoD migration systems; and (3) Use the STEIM to assess the cost savings to migration systems. The objective was to assign a dollar figure to DISA's accelerating the use of software engineering technologies. Specifically, we calculated two costs: (1) the cost to DoD without DISA accelerating the use of the technologies, and (2) the cost to DoD with DISA accelerating the use of the technologies. By comparing the two costs, a cost savings from DISA's effect could be determined. We first gathered and analyzed data on DoD migration systems. Next, we calculated a baseline cost for the migration systems and used it as input to the Software Technology Economic Impact Model (STEIM). The STEIM was used to calculate the cost without DISA and the cost with DISA. Using the results from the STEIM, we were able to determine a specific dollar figure associated with DISA's effect on the acceleration of the software engineering technologies

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *MIGRATION, *SAVINGS, METHODOLOGY, ECONOMIC IMPACT, ACCELERATION, COST ESTIMATES, COSTS, BASE LINES.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE