Accession Number : ADA328978

Title :   Acquisition Failure A Coroner's Report on the Cause: Non-Affordability,

Corporate Author : SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Keith, Donald ; Reeves, Clifford

PDF Url : ADA328978

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The National Missile Defense (NMD) Program is the first Ballistic Missile Defense organization (BMDO) program to apply the perspective and use of affordability objectives on a major program. NMD's affordability objective is to acquire the 'best value' for the NMD acquisition program. Historical DoD cost data indicates a major weapon system's development cost is approximately 10% of the system's total LCC. From the development phase on, any program is subject to 'cost over run,' and the attendant misinformation and adverse publicity that could lead to program cancellation. NMD's affordability challenge is to accurately project incremental program cost to accommodate any and all NMD program 'unknowns.'

Descriptors :   *PLANNING PROGRAMMING BUDGETING, GUIDED MISSILES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ACQUISITION, ANTIMISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEMS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COSTS, MILITARY PROCUREMENT, NATIONAL DEFENSE.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE